a Powerful tailwind helped passenger plane British Airways flight from new York to London in record time. The distance between the two continents, the British Boeing 747 managed to do it in 4 hours 56 minutes. This is a record for a subsonic aircraft.
the Plane has a top speed of 800 miles per hour (1,200 kilometers per hour) and very close to the sound barrier thanks to the tailwind. His reason was who came to Britain from North America storm “Kira” (Ciara).
the Previous record belonged to the Norwegian airline Norwegian Air. In January 2018, her plane has overcome the same distance in 5 hours and 13 minutes. Average flying time on this route is 6 hours 13 minutes.
According to the representative of British Airways, the priority for airlines is safety, not speed records, but its pilots are used to the maximum weather conditions to deliver its passengers back to London, much ahead of schedule.
the Flight back if it lasts more than 2.5 hours longer than usual, writes The Independent. Storm “Kira”, which helped the pilots of BA, also seriously disrupted the work of public transport and energy supply in the United Kingdom. Many railway companies have stopped their trains, airports canceled dozens of domestic and international flights, in many places, temporarily stopped working to the ferry terminal. Cancelled Sunday’s match English Premier League between “Manchester city” and “West ham”, cancelled horse racing and Rugby tournament.
the British Queen Elizabeth II because of the strong winds even overturned a traditional Sunday Church service in the family estate of Sandringham in Norfolk, and in London closed to the public all the Royal parks including St James Park and Hyde Park.