How fast a plane goes depends on the type of plane and other factors such as altitude and weather conditions. As of 2014, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird has the official record for a manned airplane speed, at 2,193 mph.
Some experimental, rocket-powered aircraft go much faster. For example, the X-15 is powered by a rocket and holds the record for the fastest manned aircraft, at 4,520 mph. This record was reached in 1963.
As of 2014, among current military aircraft, the F-15 Eagle fighter jet reaches speeds of about 1,650 mph. At the same time, commercial jetliners typically travel between 430 and 560 mph. Jets use powerful jet engines that are quiet and work well at high altitudes.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 >