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To: Carbonsteel

At the controls of the twin-engine supersonic plane, Adams flew from London to Los Angeles in a blistering 3 hours, 47 minutes and 39 seconds.

I wonder if he flew a polar route, because going west to east is usually faster due to winds.


7 posted on 08/04/2014 2:16:16 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

The shortest route from London to Los Angeles goes over southern Greenland, Hudson’s Bay, and then southwest across the western United States (5456 mi) - Average speed: 1438 mph.


27 posted on 08/04/2014 2:46:26 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Moonman62

He wod have flown a great circle route, which is a straight line on a globe. London to LA wouldn’t be polar,but it would go a bit over Greenland


34 posted on 08/04/2014 3:22:43 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Moonman62
going west to east is usually faster due to winds.

Above 60,000 feet there are no winds.

36 posted on 08/04/2014 3:40:24 PM PDT by Dan(9698)
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