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    Re: Sunrise - the Positive Side
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2013 May 6, 17:08 -0700
    It's about 4300 NM from NY to Hawaii and airliners typically fly at 450 knots so it would take 9.5 hours. So if he left right after lunch at noon he would arrive in Hawaii at 2130 EST. There is a five hour time zone change so he would arrive at 1630 HST so would be there in time for dinner but not for breakfast. But if he was an Air Force puke (us army guy's term of endearment) flying an SR-71 at 2100 knots it would take only two hours and so he would arrive at 1400 EST, 0900 HST, in time for breakfast.

    I was driving from my home into Los Angles (about 45 miles) one morning, it was March 6, 1990, when I heard a sonic boom. I learned later that it was an SR-71 off of Edwards AFB on the way to set a record to Washington D.C. He landed there before I got to LA. And, on the way, he had to slow down three times to take on fuel from a tanker. One hour and four minutes from LA to DC!



    --- On Mon, 5/6/13, Bill B <billyrem42@earthlink.net> wrote:

    From: Bill B <billyrem42@earthlink.net>
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Sunrise - the Positive Side
    To: garylapook@pacbell.net
    Date: Monday, May 6, 2013, 4:49 PM

    On 5/6/2013 7:29 PM, Gary LaPook wrote:
    > e pilots have the god like ability to make the sun rise in the west! We
    > sit in the plane with the engine running at the end of the runway and
    > wait until the sun sets. We then take off and climb steeply and watch
    > the sun rise in the west!
    Was reading the musings of a very senior pilot remarking on the jet age.
    He suggested it was possible to have lunch on the US east coast, and
    breakfast in Honolulu on the same day. He thought he might need a watch
    that instead of the date read, "Today, yesterday, tomorrow."
    Bill B

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