Highest speed

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Tom-D, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. kayoh190

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    Exactly! The most exciting sense of speed I've ever had was on one of those shifter go-karts, doing maybe 60-70mph. Certainly more exciting than droning on at .xx mach in the flight levels.
     
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    Or 500 kts and 100 ft.

     
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    With a slight rate of descent, I can get my little Sonerai up to 160mph IAS. If the air is anything but glass smooth, it feels like bouncing down a dirt road in an old buckboard with 2 nags running hell bent for leather. I routinely see ground speed in excess of 130mph at 65% cruise. And, thats all with a 60hp VW engine sipping about 3gph.
     
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    Lessee....
    All units in mph unless noted.
    I ran the 40 in under 4.5 (so a little over 20 at some point)
    Cracked 60 downhill on a bike - if the speedo was accurate - can't verify
    157 on both the bike and in the car (separate instances) - oops forgot the time I drove a stock car at MIS. Don't think I hit 200. I think it avg'd to about 180ish I think
    215kts straight and level one night from here to KLOM after I made the turn at TOL
     
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    I don't know if I've ever locked someone up going more than 1,000 KTAS - it displays TAS of the target but also gives us a Mach cue for anything over M1.1 - typically when I see the Mach cue I'm not looking at the TAS of the target because things are about to get busy! :)
     
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    Flew a de Havilland Beaver backwords along the Turnagain Arm just south of Anchorage. Winds were a little over 50knots and I just dropped some flaps and started backing up. People along the highway were stopping and watching.

    Had a ground speed of 176 knots in a helicopter flying low level over Vancouver Canada. The clouds were low and kept us just above the rooftops. That was fun. ATC was impressed.
     
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    On that criteria I think the soap box derby racer I had when I was a kid would have won, hands down. I think the only thing my Dad paid money for on it was the 4 wheels. :D
     
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    I fly a 182. My fastest speed is...…...not worth mentioning.
     
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    5 years ago...Mach 12 on my way to the Divorce Lawyer...
     
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    Mach 1.3 or so on the Concorde, from JFK to Heathrow. They politely denied my request to right-seat it for 30 seconds so I could log time... :D

    Those tiny windows in the passenger cabin (a little bigger than a paperback novel) get pretty hot from the surface friction.

    I hit about 180 kts ground speed in the RV-9A en route to Phoenix from SoCal, with a decent tailwind.
     
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    RV-7A with 30 knot tail wind and 190 knot ground speed (160 KTAS) on 8.2 GPH @ 10.5k'.

    190k = 218.7 MPH
     
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    Fastest in level cruising flight in my airplane (180 hp C-172N) was yesterday, 161 knots groundspeed in a nice smooth tailwind at 9,500':

    KLN90B.jpg

    Flying low and slow you get the same sensation of speed as flying high and fast ... only the cows are bigger.

    :p
     
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    not sure exactly but have flown in the Miss America p51
    And a L39 jet
     
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    215kmh on the Autobahn. I would go faster but my car starts losing downforce and I don’t feel like dying just yet.

    My Archer ain’t going to go much more than 120 kts indicated. Best ground speed I saw was 165 with a nice tailwind.

    The fastest GA plane I have been in, not piloting, was @Radar Contact ’s 310.
     
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