Delta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 7 Posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2604 times:
My mom flew Delta flight 1949 last Wednesday. The flight is operated by an L-1011.
So, I go to pick my mom up from the airport and I haven't seen her in a week. She gets off the plane and the captain is walking right beside her. Mom had told him all about me and told him how much I was interested in airliners.
So, he took my mom and I in the cockpit and we took pictures and stuff. I aked a lot of questions and stuff. He told me that the L-1011 was faster than the DC-10.
I thought it was the other way around. He said the 1011 can cruise around mach 0.88-0.90!
Am I the only one who thought that DC-10 was faster?
AndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1060 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2536 times:
Don't know whether an L10 is faster than a DC-10, but I know the L10 was pretty quick. I remember coming back from Mahon on the jumpseat of an Airworld A320 with a very good captain friend of mine.
We departed 10 minutes ahead of the L10 and whilst we in the A320 could get way higher than the L10, the L10 soon overhauled us and cruised off into the distance with us just looking down at its contrail.
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4289 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2431 times:
He meant max speed... the DC-10 will easily accelerate through .9 and cruise at it in level flight too if you leave the autothrottles off and dont watch it. The fact is, what they do efficiently...and both are much more effcient around .84...also traffic restrictions hold their speed down. The 747 is the fastest aircraft at efficient cruise speed still. Either way..the difference would only maybe be 10 knots if that.