Anyone know how to hold a speed of at least 450kts at 35,000ft without being at 100% throttle?
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No, because you should not have a speed of 450 knots at FL350 (35’000 ft). less than 300 knots is more appropriate. I would sy about 260-280 knots.
Depends on what aircraft you’re using.
Depends on the aircraft. If you are flying an airplane that has a weight and balance set up, go and make the airplane lighter…you might be able to squeeze a few extra knots out of the plane. Another thing to consider is when you increase in altitude, your indicated airspeed will go down because the air is less dense the higher you go, therefore there is not as much air to push through the pitot tube, like you would have at a lower altitude. Something else to remember, as you increase in altitude, true airspeed increases.
If you don’t know some of these terms I used, you can google them, or find videos on youtube.
On most of the airliners, the normal cruise is around mach .75-.85
M.78-81 is the most popular
Hold M.78 - .81 Its more realistic
Good answer Hayden! Clearly put :-)
Thanks for the clarification guys…I got confused when I saw a jetBlue A320 cruising at FL350 at 510kts. I was so stumped on how it was going that fast, and I knew it must’ve been a glitch or something
At 510kts it was probley the ground speed you could see, rather than the airspeed!
Yes it could have been the ground speed
450 is ground speed, NOT air speed.
Ok got it 👌