Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Go-Fast Plane!

By the time you finish reading this sentence, the Falcon HTV-2, the fastest plane ever built, could have flown 18 miles. It would get from London to Sydney in less than an hour,

No tickets available.  Who cares?  Can't down a cocktail anyway...

The plane has been tested in computer models and wind tunnels, but they can only simulate speeds up to Mach 15 (11,400mph). A real test is the only way to determine if the plane will remain flying at high speeds.

About 4 miles/second.  ~4 minutes to DFW from Mitchell.


Dan said...

Can't wait to see stories about this when they fly out of Area 51.

Anonymous said...

You're taking the top speed only. If you take into account the launch time then it is about 4 1/2 hours from Chicago to Dallas.