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650 mph in a CRJ 700

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Is 650mph an unusual ground speed for this kind of aircraft? I had a flight to Syracuse NY which was a bit behind, and the pilot said he hasn't had a ground speed that fast since the Reagan Administration. lol

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I think there is an RJ7 pilot here on the forums, but I can answer with confidence, yes that is unusual. you must have been eastbound, I've seen winds over a 130 kts, pushing our rather slow E-3 to a groundspeed of over 530 kts. The faster the better by the way and good fuel economy for the airline.Jeff

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that's only 565 kts so about a 95kt tailwind. i have seen 180kt tailwinds in winter with 650kt groundspeeds (750 mph).what stinks is the way back............

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The fastest ground speed I've seen (a photograph of...) was 701 knots. It was a Boeing 767-2 or 3 over China/Japan/Sea of Japan area.Now THAT'S what I call a tailwind.In the sim, 600 knot GS is the fastest I've run intoRhettAMD 3700+ (@2585 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2gb Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8 (1T), WD 150 gig 10000rpm Raptor, WD 250gig 7200rpm SATA2, Seagate 120gb 5400 rpm external HD, CoolerMaster Praetorian

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>In the sim, 600 knot GS is the fastest I've run intousually in LOFT you will get a 2-300kt tailwind. had the beech 1900 once doing 500kts in a sim!

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