British Airways JFK-LHR Flight Nears Supersonic Speed

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    British Airways JFK-LHR flight nears supersonic speed. British Airways Flight 114, a Boeing 777-200, hit supersonic speeds on Thursday, after it flew into a super speed jet stream. This jet stream made the usually-no-shorter than 6 hour flight last only 5 hours and and 16 minutes, a pretty amazing feat. The flight departed JFK at 10:50pm EST and arrived London Heathrow at 9:06am London time. Usually it is said that this flight cannot be made any quicker than 6 hours. Source: Flight Aware. The aircraft reached speeds of 745mph relative to ground speed, just twenty three miles short of the speed of sound at 768mph, according to NASA. A few flights have been said to make the same journey in 5 hours and 20 minutes. They were also able to make that quick flight time using the powerful jet stream, which travels at 200 miles per hour. According to Daily Mail: It is not unexpected for the jet stream to intensify during the winter months, with flight times in January and February between the US and the UK shortening in duration. The temperature contrast between the equator and the North Pole is at its greatest during these months, and as [...]
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