Decided to fly JFK => LHR and with a nice 120kt tailwind I managed to cruise at an average of ~950mph. Landed in London after only 4 hours!
Umm ok? Congratulations?
You’re Mach 1.23816. (But nobody really cares)
Maybe post it here? Nice overspeed I see there…
@charlie98… MaxSez: I care Charlie, thats’s riding the wave, Good job Mate! Ignore the moans from the cheap seats my friend the majority of members are collegial, unfortunately we do have an inmature 10%. G’Nite
Pretty cool. This was done on casual though?
Oh my, who even uses miles anymore. When my math teacher asks for units, I convert to nautical miles. (memes)
My math teacher hates me for doing all of my work in nautical miles and knots instead of miles and miles per hour.
Can you be a bit nicer next time please
How was that mean in any way?
No his mach was definitely 0.85 (assuming hes not overspending). Mach is the dimensionless quantity representing the ratio of flow velocity past a boundary to the local speed of sound. This means it is your speed relative to your suroundings
For example, you have a 100kt crosswind and your ground speed reaches 800kts. You are not overspeeding however because the extra 100-200 kt of wind is boosted by the tailwind and we don’t take that in account when we are talking about mach.