The Daily Mail made this one up. I really think it was too good to pass up, and does conservatives no good at all.
From the UK Daily Mail.
President Obama flew to Florida this past week to explain high gas prices. According to the Washington Post, on his way to Florida this past Thursday, reporters were “perplexed” at the President’s 41 minute flight from Washington, DC to Orlando, Florida taking 1 hour and 15 minutes. The flight was in the air an extra 30 minutes, burning precious fossil fuels.
It does not seem a coincidence that the President landed right at half time of an NBA basketball game between the star studded Miami Heat and New York Knicks. Some theorized that the President delayed his flight in the air to watch more of the basketball game.
The average flight time for a commercial airliner between Washington D.C. and Orlando is 1 hour 41 minutes. The straight line distance between the cities is about 758 miles. My research indicates the cruising speed of a 747 is about 653 MPH, and an average speed between cities less than that.
I’m thinking the Air Force One estimated time in air should be about 1 hour and 15 minutes with privileges, exactly how long it took to get to Orlando. To travel the 758 miles in 41 minutes, the aircraft would have to travel an average speed of more than 1,100 MPH … not plausible, and more than the speed of sound (768 MPH).