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With a little help from a massive tailwind, of course. British Airways Boeing 747 traveled from New York to London in just four hours and 56 minutes, hitting a top ground speed of 825 miles per hour and setting a subsonic flight record for the route. That 250+ mph tailwind meant that the 747’s true airspeed was still below the speed of sound, but that doesn’t take away from how incredible it is to get across the Atlantic in just over four hours. It should be mentioned that while flight BA112 smashed the subsonic record, the fastest time from NYC…

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