For those geeks out there who like relatively useless information (and I know I’m not alone in this), I thought I’ll tell you what I found when I was rabbit trailing around on Google looking to see what the inflight movies will be on the flight from Atlanta to Moscow tonight.
We’ll be on FLIGHT 46 which left San Francisco at 6:00 AM local bound for Atlanta and then on to its final destination: Moscow. The leg of the flight I’ll experience will take us 5363 miles in 10 hours and 50 minutes (plus the time and distance we spend taxiing about on tarmacs, of course). According to Delta.com, the plane is over southeastern Colorado right now.
The Boeing 767 entered service in September of 1982 as I was beginning my junior year at Bethel College in Minnesota.
The air that flows through the 767-400ER at takeoff power could inflate the Goodyear Blimp in seven seconds. I’d like to see that, wouldn’t you? That also explains why I really do like take offs on the wide-bodied jet.
This same jet holds 23,980 gallons of fuel (enough to fill 1,200 minivans). It takes 28 minutes to fill ‘er up.
Capable of cruising at altitudes of up to 43,000 feet, the 767 is made up of 3.1 million parts provided by more than 800 suppliers.
Okay, my flight is scheduled to depart Orlando in less than two hours. I’d best haul my stuff to the Jeep and get myself and it to the airport.