Re: Acceleration of a 747

Date:         29 May 98 02:43:58 
From:         niels@nospam.demon.co.uk (Niels Sampath)
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In article <airliners.1998.663@ohare.Chicago.COM>
           geracen@wantree.com.au "Neil Gerace" writes:
>A good car can take less time to get to the end of a runway than an
>airliner.

I have heard a story of a charity fund-raising drag race between
a Malmo Aviation BAe 146 and a Ferrari (both owned by same Swedish tycoon)
at an airstrip in Sweden.  The lightly loaded 146 won.(!)
But it then blew all the fuses/tires braking to a halt and was out
of service for the next day or two. B^)  B^(
--
-Niels