Hopping the Pond - With a twist!


Hello everybody and welcome to Hopping the Pond - With a twist! I’m sure we’ve all flown from KJFK to EGLL before, but this time, there’s a challenge. The aim of this 13-day-long event is to fly from KJFK to EGLL in the shortest time possible. Whether this is through the traditional use of tailwinds or with an F-22 and in-flight refuelling, it’s completely up to you.


  • All attempts must be flown on a live server, but if you choose to fly on Training or Expert please always follow server rules and instructions issued by ATC

  • All aircraft are allowed

  • Fuel stops are allowed

  • You may use inflight refuelling

  • Any violations issued disqualify the attempt.

  • Flight plans and Oceanic tracks at your discretion.

  • All submissions must be flown during the event’s duration.

To Enter:

Once you have completed your flight, upload your replay to https://sharemyinfiniteflight.com, then post it in a reply to this thread. I’ll keep track of the top 10 fastest times in this post, so keep an eye on the leaderboard.

Server: Any live server.

Route: KJFK - EGLL

Time: 2023-10-31T13:00:00Z to 2023-11-07T12:45:00Z

  • I am not responsible for any violation you may receive
  • Follow ATC instructions
  • Use Unicom correctly if no ATC
  • Please submit all entries before
  • Feel free to post on socials if that’s your thing
  • Have fun!


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Sounds really interesting! I’ll give this a go if I get the chance 👍


Me jetting across the pond in an F22 in casual 😈


naw, you wanna use the f-18

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I did a bit of testing and the F-22 might actually be the better choice.

Wow very interesting I will try this if I can

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I will use a 747 at M.92 or a F22 at M2

the f18 is more fuel efficient, right?

Yeah, I’m pretty sure. But the F-22 is much faster and can cruise at supersonic speeds.

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Is there any specific routes you want us to fly or is it whatever we want to fly?

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F-18 with 5x speed is finna go crazy

It has to be from JFK- LHR, and played in multiplayer. Apart from that and the rules mentioned above, the rest is up to you.

Tip for everyone, fly KJFK-EGLL, not EGLL-KJFK, it’s faster eastbound.

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