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  • 1500 miles in 1 hour and 45 minutes = ??? miles/hour

    me, my Tammy, and my son (Vince jr)are trying to figure this one out.

    i'm sure it's simple math but i'm too simple to figure it out right now.

    i know that the aircraft is travelling at 14.28 miles/min, but that's where i get stumped.

    wait, 14.28 X 60 (minutes) = 857.14 miles/hour???

    i think (i know) i'm doing something wrong.

    Vince

    i realize i haven't accounted for take-off and landing speeds. i just looking for a average speed.

  • stxrus
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    Re: 1500 miles in 1 hour and 45 minutes = ??? miles/hour

    Originally posted by Plumbus View Post
    Flew from Oakland to DC in a C-47 (DC-3). 12 hours of bumps and vibration in a plane built in the '30's.
    one of the best aircraft ever produced and still flying throught the world. i have a soft spot for the Gooney Bird.

    longest trip was Ft. lauderdale to San Juan - 26 days.

    steve

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  • Woussko
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    Re: 1500 miles in 1 hour and 45 minutes = ??? miles/hour

    Originally posted by Plumbus View Post
    Flew from Oakland to DC in a C-47 (DC-3). 12 hours of bumps and vibration in a plane built in the '30's.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMT8G...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4VcF...eature=related
    Last edited by Woussko; 06-22-2009, 01:09 PM.

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  • Plumbus
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    Re: 1500 miles in 1 hour and 45 minutes = ??? miles/hour

    Flew from Oakland to DC in a C-47 (DC-3). 12 hours of bumps and vibration in a plane built in the '30's.

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    Originally posted by papadan View Post
    The first time I would pity you for that trip, the second time was your stupidity!

    just got off the phone with ben and explained the story.

    dan, you're 100% correct



    thanks for reminding me.

    fortunately that was a good 12-15 years ago.

    rick.

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  • papadan
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    Re: 1500 miles in 1 hour and 45 minutes = ??? miles/hour

    Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
    ok, how about l.a. to jackson hole, wyoming by bus

    27 hours each way and did this 2 times round trip

    now there's a good story when i see you.

    rick.
    The first time I would pity you for that trip, the second time was your stupidity!

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  • BadgerDave
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    Old math.............1500 miles divided 1.75 hours = 857.143 MPH.

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  • gear junkie
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    Last edited by gear junkie; 07-13-2018, 02:44 AM.

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    Re: 1500 miles in 1 hour and 45 minutes = ??? miles/hour

    Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
    Amatuer-25 hours-Africa
    ok, how about l.a. to jackson hole, wyoming by bus

    27 hours each way and did this 2 times round trip

    now there's a good story when i see you.

    rick.

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  • gear junkie
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    ..........
    Last edited by gear junkie; 07-13-2018, 02:44 AM.

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    vince from my experience, most commercial aircraft seem to fly at about 625mph or so. also depending on the jet stream, the return leg is slower or faster.

    longest flight i've done is thailand 17 hours

    2 full crews.

    rick.

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  • Bob D.
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    Re: 1500 miles in 1 hour and 45 minutes = ??? miles/hour

    Originally posted by Vince the Plumber View Post
    that blows me away.

    i guess N.A.I.T. taught me a thing or two.

    857 miles/hour average. this means that the aircraft have to travel just a little bit faster than that to come up with that number.

    that's amazing.

    Vince

    what's the sound barrier @ sea level??
    The 10¢ answer is:

    "In dry air at 20 °C (68 °F), the speed of sound is 343 meters per second (1,125 ft/s).
    This equates to 1,236 kilometers per hour (768 mph) or about one mile in five seconds."


    For more read the full description on Wikipedia.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_barrier

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_of_sound

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  • Vince the Plumber
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    Re: 1500 miles in 1 hour and 45 minutes = ??? miles/hour

    that blows me away.

    i guess N.A.I.T. taught me a thing or two.

    857 miles/hour average. this means that the aircraft have to travel just a little bit faster than that to come up with that number.

    that's amazing.

    Vince

    what's the sound barrier @ sea level??

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  • ToUtahNow
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    Your math is correct.

    Mark

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