Ultimate Ground Speed Check: Tales from the Dreamliner

Virgin Atlantic via Business Traveler

Aided by a 230 mph tailwind, Virgin Atlantic Flight 8, Boeing 787 service from Los Angeles to London, was clocked with a groundspeed of 801 mph 35,000 feet over Pennsylvania, breaking the previous record of 776 mph. Not surprisingly, the Dreamliner arrived at its destination 48 minutes early.

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