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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Woody510
And the Daily Fail fails again.
Despite the speed achieved being more than the speed of sound, the flight didn't actually go supersonic because the plane was travelling in a body of air that was already fast-moving, which increased the velocity needed to break the sound barrier.
Uhm, no. They weren't supersonic because the 776 mph was in ground speed, not airspeed.