The average cruising flight speed for commercial jets is around 540 mph. This is based on the most popular commercial jets in operation, the Boeing 747 family.
Some models of jets have been designed to reach much higher speeds than the average of 550 mph. Typically, these planes are designed for a limited number of passengers. One example is the Gulfstream G650 from Gulfstream Aerospace, which reaches speeds of up to 904 mph.
Large passenger planes, such as the Boeing 747-8, can hold up to 700 passengers and reach cruising speeds of 649 miles per hour.
Although it is decommissioned, the Tupolev TU 144 ran 55 flights from the 1960s to the '90s. Each flight held as many as 140 passengers and traveled at more than 1,000 mph.Learn More
Players can get a helicopter in "GTA: Vice City" by unlocking the second island. These are normal Maverick type helicopters. The Seasparrow is the chopper that can float on water. This type of helicopter can be found after collecting enough packages and accomplishing the Starfish Island mansion. The Hunter is the most powerful helicopter in the game, and is found at Fort Baxter Air Base by completing all 100 packages.Full Answer >
The weight of an airplane depends on its size, type and configuration. The FAA classifies aircraft into six weight classes, the smallest being for airplanes under 12,500 pounds and the largest being for airplanes over 300,000 pounds.Full Answer >
Getting a private pilot’s license involves signing up for flight school, getting medically certified and taking both a written and in-flight test. There is no age limit to fly as long as you are medically qualified.Full Answer >
Tipping the scales at a total displacement of 102,000 tons, the Nimitz class aircraft carrier is the largest warship in the United States Naval arsenal. Though it has been the backbone of the U.S. Naval fleet since WWII, the Nimitz class will shortly be followed by a new class of aircraft carrier.Full Answer >