“True, but we could restructure it as $28 million a year for the next 60 years.”
Mine “works,” not perfectly but it’s pretty accurate.
Think of one of those long “escalator” walkways in the airport that when you walk at your normal speed, but you move twice as fast relative to the ground you’re walking past. So it is with the aircraft and the tailwind; relative to the air that the aircraft is flying through, the ship is moving less than the speed of…
They’re forecasted - see below. Not sure how well they’re accurately measured in real time, but they would use any and all data, including ride reports, to assess them.
No. Their airspeed would’ve been far lower. The were moving along in a 230mph stream of air, and their ground speed was their airspeed through that 230mph tailwind plus the tailwind itself. They were never moving through the air at anything approaching mach 1.
No. The WaPo article discusses that a bit, and I’m not an engineer. But my understanding is that while this speed is measured over the ground (ground speed), Mach is a measurement of airspeed, which is the speed of the aircraft relative to the air around it. Since they were being pushed by the wind, they were moving…
Flights from NY to Chicago/Seattle/etc must have been miserable going against the ‘streak’.
I assume they then sat on the tarmac for an hour or so before getting a gate then, right?
So the Padres get 4 years of Machado for $120 million and 3-6 decent prospects after that? Not such a bad deal.
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.
While they could probably restart production, we’re talking about a 35-year-old design, and it would be better to incorporate more modern materials, wing designs, etc. And what really pushes decisions like that are market forces, and Boeing is loath to put time and effort into such an airplane without an accurate…
In five years he will still be 31. This isn’t Albert Pujols here.
Go get that money.
*laughs in Bobby Bonilla*
The Padres’ farm system is consistently rated near the top, if not -the- top. If they pick up Harper as well, they’re playoff contenders if not this year, easily come 2020...(and just in time for the strike!)
I can’t wait to see Manny jackin’ it in San Diego.
“Dios mio! El Ministro es un Padre!” — San Diego
Yeah, I’d expect little dings or scratches, but this was deliberate action, especially the slashed tires and seats.