Big commercial airplanes generally flies in the 550-580 MPH range, but their landing and taking-off speeds are naturally going to be different. Most commercial planes take off at roughly 160 to 180 MPH, while landings take place at approximately 150 to 165 MPH.
As a general rule, airspeed is measured according to the velocity of the plane as it flies through the air. Wind resistance can affect that speed more than anything else, and if takeoff and landing speeds vary it is due to overall weight capacity or runway length, among other factors.
How Fast Do Private Jets Fly
If you love speed, private jets are the way to go. For example, the Aerion AS2, which can fly from New York to London in a little under three hours, can fly at an impressive 1,200 miles per hour, which is difficult for some people to even comprehend.
The Dassault Falcon 900 EX is made in France, can seat up to 19 passengers, and flies at speeds of more than 660 MPH. Other private jets that can fly in the 600+ miles-per-hour range include the Gulfstream G-500, the Bombardier Global 5000, and the Dassault Falcon 7X. Two of the fastest private jets – the Gulfstream G-650 and the Cessna Citation X – can fly at speeds of more than 700 miles per hour, which proves that private jets do an amazing job of getting you from Point A to Point B quickly and safely.
How Fast Do Military Planes Fly
There are so many different types of military planes that it is difficult to determine an estimated speed, but here are a few facts.
The SR-71 set a record in 1976 when it flew at a very impressive speed of more than 2,100 miles per hour. However, this isn’t as fast as it can go, even though the maximum speed is classified so it’s something we’ll never know.
The AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye UAV, for example, only flies at around 22 miles per hour, while the Boeing X-37B flies at roughly 10,800 miles per hour. In between these extremes, however, are military planes that fly at 300, 500, and several thousand miles per hour.