Quote: Originally Posted by The New York Times
On Jan. 19, 1937
, millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.
The air distance
between Los Angeles and Newark is:
2119.86 nautical miles Today: Constant 500 mph: 4 hours, 53 minutes
In 77 years, 2.5 hours was shaved off the travel time.
Hughes travelled about 325 miles per hour - pretty good for 77 years ago.
We finally have "video phones", but I still want my Flying car