Fair wind accelerates speed of a passenger plane to 800 miles per hour

The plane exceeded the speed of sound at an altitude of about 11.000 meters above the ground on its way from Los Angeles to London, according to the ‘Popular Mechanics’ magazine.

The Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fell into the jet stream, due to which its speed reached 800 miles per hour. At the same time, at the voiced altitude, the speed of sound is 1,062 kilometers per hour, and the usual speed of such an airliner is 561 miles per hour (902 kilometers per hour).

Nevertheless, despite this acceleration, the plane arrived in London only 48 minutes before the due time.

Later, Peter James, the pilot of this aircraft, wrote on Twitter that he had never met such a fair wind in his 25-year work career.

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