Originally Posted by mikeflys1
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.