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  1. ...because the atmosphere rotates with the earth . What really affects the flight time is the winds aloft... at 30,000 feet can exceed 100 mph , and thus, affect the length of time it takes to fly depending...

    9 Answers · Cars & Transportation · 01/02/2007

  2. .... These winds are caused in part by the rotation of the Earth , but they move west even with respect to the turning planet, and are thus...

    5 Answers · Cars & Transportation · 19/04/2009

  3. The earth 's rotation has nothing to do with the speed of the plane. The entire...at the same speed that the earth does. Think...a moving car at 50 MPH , with the windows up...

    6 Answers · Cars & Transportation · 03/04/2014

  4. ...would work just fine. People at the equator are moving 1100 MPH just because of the rotation of the earth . That's supersonic speed! Luckily, the atmosphere over the equator...

    14 Answers · Cars & Transportation · 12/12/2018

  5. ...a lot especially when they go 500+ mph , what s another 70mph? What...they actually do is to avoid the jet stream and fly north or south of it. Coming back West... able to fly as the earth spins underneath you with...

    8 Answers · Cars & Transportation · 12/11/2008

  6. ...with the Earth as it rotates. Except for a bit of wind, of course. E.g., at the equator, the Earth moves at 1000 mph (1583km/h), which you can figure out as the Earth is 24,000 miles...

    12 Answers · Cars & Transportation · 16/11/2008

  7. ... and gravity. For one thing, the atmosphere moves with the earth as the earth rotates ( rotational speed of about 1,000 mph at the equator). This is a function of both Coriolis force and...

    13 Answers · Cars & Transportation · 02/10/2007

  8. ... elevation above the surface of the earth , the prevailing westerlies increase in speed, and their range of latitudes expands...where wind speeds as high as 350 mph have been measured."...

    17 Answers · Cars & Transportation · 10/12/2010

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