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I am Hypersonic.

By 28 Apr ’10May 25th, 2010No Comments

Apparently i am way faster than Supersonic!!! And so is my wife and Jo. Last night i was using google maps on my phone to find our way to the Hustings. on our way there my GPS went a bit mental.

I don’t know why – it just went berserk. It went all over the place.

I wanted to know if my latitude account would track these weird locations that the GPS told me we were in which it only partially did. It recorded our trip to Wales and back which took about 2 mins. Not that long at all then – i dunno why more people don’t just pop over to Wales.

You can clearly see in the image above that at 7:35pm we were in W3 and then at 7:37pm we were in Wales! It felt as if we were in Acton the whole time!. Google Maps says that the distance for the most direct journey from the Swansea postcode to my own one is a distance of 187 miles.

187 miles in 2 mins

93.5 miles in 1 min

5610 miles in 1 hour!


The Mach number is commonly used both with objects traveling at high speed in a fluid, and with high-speed fluid flows inside channels such as nozzles, diffusers or wind tunnels. As it is defined as a ratio of two speeds, it is a dimensionless number. At a temperature of 15 degrees Celsius, the speed of sound is 340.3 m/s[2] (1225 km/h, or 761.2 mph, or 661.5 knots, or 1116 ft/s) in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Regime Subsonic Transonic Sonic Supersonic Hypersonic High-hypersonic
Mach <1.0 0.8-1.2 1.0 1.0-5.0 5.0-10.0 >10.0

7 times the speed of sound =



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