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Old 10-10-2012, 22:04   #21
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Originally Posted by mikeflys1 View Post
Then, I heard it. The click of the mic button from the back seat. That was the very moment that I knew Walter and I had become a crew. Very professionally, and with no emotion, Walter spoke: “Los Angeles Center, Aspen 20, can you give us a ground speed check?”

There was no hesitation, and the reply came as if it was an everyday request: “Aspen 20, I show you at one thousand eight hundred and forty-two knots, across the ground

That's Mach 3.21, BTW - or 3 point 21 times the speed of sound.
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