Just something i found to be very interesting and certainly not something you see everyday. Id bet 100$ those pilots had smiles on there faces the whole way thinking…we are the fastest civilians on earth right now i bet.
While that Citation may have been getting it pretty good, check out this hi flying GV…748 mph, mach 1.14…Now, that is with the effects of a huge storm over the eastern part of the country. I heard on the weather today that the jetstream is blowing at over 200mph today.
We had a tailwind component of 105 kts. the other day from Jeddah to Riyadh. The wind was actually blowing around 125. Now we have to figure out of staying at 280 or climbing to 430 is better for the return trip tomorrow.
It’s that time of the year.