My fastest was on the way back from Tenerife (canary islands) to Ams in a Martinair
Airbus A310 and the captain told us that we flew with 1050 km/h!!! What was your
fastest flight and on wich AC was it?
It is unlikely, YOERI1970, but it actually happened. I was a very rough flight in parts, as with altitude changes the winds changed dramatically. We had a groundspeed well above 600kts, but airspeed was of course lower. I have never before or after crossed the Atlantic in less than 6 hours. But even the captain said it was rare.
Concorde, 36 times. Have no idea what the fastest segment was, but as I flew round trip JFK-OSH-JFK in 1988 at subsonic speeds, that was definitely the slowest I ever flew in the aircraft! We had a couple of flypasts (including a touch and go) at OSH on both the arrival and departure.
March 1998, Swissair A320 from Zurich to Madrid.
GPS indication on drop down display peaked at 1102 km/h or 685 mph.
It was a strong north-westerly wind.
On the way back a couple of days later we barely reached 700 km/h.
Regards, Preben Norholm
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs
Swissair from ATL to ZRH. I'm not sure how long the flight was. I think that it was about 8 hours. The speed was 607 mph for almost the whole flight though. I thought that was really fast. We left late from ATL by at least a half an hour but got into ZRH a little early, so it must have been faster than normal.
I flew on United B747-422 SFO-ORD on 18 Oct 1994 was 3 hours 13 minutes! I used my stopwatch from lift off and touchdown. ORD-SFO B747-122 on May 9, 1992 was 3 hours 38 minutes usually headwind it takes a longer on westbound.
PS - I did not flew on Delta that's what I heard back in 1980's from ATL to FRA or STR?? Very strong tail winds L1011-500 made about (i think) 5 hours something! The plane was 2 hours 45 minutes earlier schedule arrive ahead! WOW!!!