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British Airways smashes record for quickest subsonic flight from New York to LondonA British Airways (BA) flight has broken the record for the fastest-ever subsonic flight between New York and London, reaching a top speed of more than 800mph (1,287km/h). The Boeing 747 aircraft flew overnight from Saturday to Sunday and reached its destination in four hours and 56 minutes, as Storm Ciara sped towards the United Kingdom. (edition.cnn.com) More...
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How long did they have to sit on the ramp after landing because the gate wasn't available yet?
Taxi time to gate given as 5 minutes.
Which is right for LHR. BA has its own terminal an plenty of space there.
A good moment to remember Capt. Charles Blair, who flew his own P-51 Mustang,"Excalibur III," over the same route at 37,000 feet in 7 hours, 48 minutes in 1951. Maybe you've seen this a/c at Air & Space Museum in DC?
Trivia: Capt. Charles Blair was married to actress Maureen O'Hara for the last 10 years of his life.
...and she became the first female airline President when he died.
and owned and operated Antilles Airboats