A Boeing 767 whisks across the Irish sea.
For the price of a discounted fare purchased from one the many digital travel portals and increased probability thanks to the online meteorological resources, one can chase the modern standard of speed established by the legendary Chuck Yeager. Well not really, but with an assist from the earth’s jet stream, at least the airspeed indicator in the cockpit feeding tantalizing numbers to the screen embedded in the seat-back is an opportunity to propagate conversation with fellow passengers and sharing a viable, education and actually interesting selfie with friends and family.
Thanks to a 200 mph tailwind, an airliner making the North Atlantic crossing in early 2019 from JFK to London’s Gatwick airport broke a world speed record in achieving a subsonic mark, and at one point reaching a stunning 801 mph. While the ground speed of the jumbo jet did not breach the confines of normal parameters, or produce a resounding sonic boom, the novelty of the experience spread throughout the digital world. Word of the riveting performance by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner briefly inundated trending news feeds and social media with details of the airplane and crew absolutely shredding the average duration of the route in arriving a half hour early, and earning passengers the badge of honorary sound barrier wreckers. Unconfirmed post flight reports claim that the majority of the Norwegian airline customers booed vociferously after the captain announced to the cabin the unexpected rendezvous time at the gate, leaving many facing the conundrum and reality of being forced to spend extra time unarmed on the mean and dangerous streets of London.
The “heavies” should enjoy a wild ride over the Puget Sound region as aircraft penciled in for a great circle polar route from Asian ports will be deviated over Washington state. (courtesy weatherstreet.com)
Jet stream forecasts are consistently released up to 240 hours in advance and provide air controllers, pilots, and travelers with accurate information based on verifiable evidence and solid scientific practices in establishing useful models harnessing truth, rather than conjuring an agenda. Along with flight tracking apps, individual can plan a feasible adventure 7 miles above the surface of a divisive environment in escaping the madness through the need for speed, and significantly expanding their carbon footprint. While not for the weary of air travel, riding along the wind assisted rapids of airflow goodness can beckon turbulence, as exceeding typical speeds is not without a few bumps on the road to justify the frenetic jolts in velocity. Utilizing jet stream predictions and the flight tracking app of flightaware.com led capturing some sleek flights demanding membership in the 700 club. Of course, activists readily misuse data from the evolution of weather sensor and tracking technologies in forwarding the agenda of climate change, and conclude that the racetracks of the sky are a product of irresponsible behavior. Certain people are just no fun.
Screenshots courtesy of Flightware.com
In a cookie cutter online matrix dominated by the monotony of similar shared experiences highlighting the mundane, being a part of unique event that highlights the value of accountable research and innovation is worthy of space on the public wall furnished by an interface with a device of preference. It beats the tired digital rehash of lazy concert footage, egregious self-serving inane testimonials, or tired a clip along with 30,000 others from a sporting match.
Find the latest jet stream forecast here.
flightaware.com is a solid database and tool for tracking and identifying aircraft.
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