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Biden Claims Commercial Planes May Soon Go 21,000 MPH — Meaning a New York to LA Trip Would Take 7 Minutes

Uhhhh HUH. God, but I love this soooo much, I really do. Rave on, Gramps.

President Joe Biden claimed Wednesday that commercial aircraft would soon be able to travel at speeds of up to 21,000 miles per hour.

“I tell the kids, the young people that work for me — I told my kids, when I go on college campuses, they’re going to see more change in the next 10 years than we’ve seen in the last 50 years,” Biden said during an address about his proposed infrastructure legislation. “We’re going to talk about commercial aircraft flying at subsonic speeds, supersonic speeds, be able to figuratively, if you may, if we decide to do it, be able to traverse the world in an hour, travel at 21,000 miles an hour.”

Which, in case you didn’t know, is actually quite a bit faster than the ISS, which plods along at a bit under 18,000 mph or thereabouts. Never you mind, Gramps, you go ‘head on.

It was not clear what Biden meant by “figuratively.” The speed he suggested is roughly equivalent to Mach 28, which would make airlines capable of traversing the 2,400 miles between New York and Los Angeles in roughly seven minutes. The fastest commercial airliners presently travel at speeds of about 600 miles per hour, a little less than Mach 1.

Several companies do have plans in the works to increase top speeds to nearly 4,000 miles per hour, or Mach 5. Boeing announced plans to that effect in 2018. Florida-based Aerion announced similar plans last month for a Mach 4+ commercial airliner, which it said would be ready “before the end of the decade.”

Shyeeeaaah, like that’s ever gonna happen. I mean, I’m sure they can build ’em, but everyone who thinks the Safety Nazis will permit any such super-speedster aircraft to fly here without protest please raise your hand. Not to even mention that the sleek, beautiful, now sadly-defunct Concorde, a real pokealong at just over Mach 2, got itself banned from overland flight in the US and several other countries due to complaints about the noise from sonic booms.

It’s a beautiful, beautiful dream you have there, Gropey, it truly is. But if it ever comes true the FUSA won’t have had any part in it, it won’t be because of anything you did, and you won’t deserve an ounce of credit for it.

Not that any of that will stop him from trying to glom it for himself anyway, natch.

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HazHap

If does make me wonder if old rutabaga brain is just that far gone at this point, or if he misunderstood something again. Drop one zero for 2100 MPH perhaps, and you are not too far off what some of these companies are hyping. Total pie in the sky, of course; as our host noted, the safety nazis will never permit it. They are going the other way, and are much more likely to ban air travel for the proles because Gaia.

The far out there version of this would tie Dementia Joe’s ravings to the recent government talk of UFOs, and start wondering if they finally reverse engineered that UFO they most certainly do not have at area 51. But that would require some brain chemisty alteration with plenty of the really good stuff.

Aesop

Stolen elections have consequences.

Being forced to watch the daily mental meltdown to a permanent vegetative state of ersatz Emperor Gropey Dopey Alzheimer’s the 1st is but the first of many plagues and pestilences we have to endure.

HazHap

It has been fascinating (in a horrifying kind of way) to watch most of the country insist that the emperor’s new clothes are amazingly stylish and oh so colorful.

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kennycan

Downvote Faeries wearing boots visited here as well.

Barry

Generally speaking, air traffic safety is related to take off and landings. Speed is not typically the concern as long as it is under the aircraft never exceed speed for the conditions (VNE).

Dopey Joe’s speed is enough to go into orbit (mach 24 – 18,264mph at sealevel).

kennycan

I think it’s obvious they probably wrote 2100 and he read it as 21,000.

They said in his earpiece to “Salute the Marines” so he didn’t salute them but instead he said to them “Salute the Marines”.

If it weren’t so evil it might be funny to foist this pathetic figure on a country.

Worse than Chauncey Gardiner in Being There.

Barry

Anyone with a brain would at least question such a ridiculous number. The dopey WH resident wouldn’t have known on his very best day.

kennycan

Absolutely.

Almost every President except perhaps 0 would have been aware of the content of what he was saying beforehand. Dopey doesn’t even know what he’s saying until it pops up on the teleprompter and is clearly unaware of what he is saying in the moment of saying it.

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