BOEING747400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 319 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3166 times:
What was the highest ever recorded airspeed/groundspeed you've ever noticed on Airshow of either an Airbus or Boeing commercial aircraft in a revenue flight? What was the equipment & registration of the aircraft and what route was it flying on?
The highest airspeed I've ever seen on Airshow was 800 mph or 1280 kph on a 744 flying eastward over the Pacific Ocean but I don't know what the actual groundspeed or the tail wind was.
LMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3012 times:
I saw both the highest and the lowest groundspeed on the same day. It was a flight to Rome FCO from MLA some years back. Aircraft was a B732. Northbound the groundspeed was 292kts and southbond 555kts.
MD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1330 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2863 times:
I flew backwards in a Navy C130 once. The IRU's said 7 knots backwards. We were screwing around in W263 with about 160kts of headwind. And I did see .90 on an L1011 on two different occasions. Both on a descent.