New to the forum - love it so far.
Just bought a Nuvi 680 and was pokin around and came across the airline post.
Thought it might be fun for people to post their max speed attained for braggin rights and all. Did a search for this kind of post and didn't find anything so I appologize in advance if this topic has been started already.
So far mine is 51.4 mph, but it will be increasing.
So the wife and I just got back from our trip to Costa Rica and I got a new top speed on my Nuvi 760.
Once we were over the Gulf of Mexico, we got up to 601mph! Previous to that, the top speed was 127mph that my wife and a friend reached in a Mini Cooper...which really pissed me off, because up to that point, the fastest I've gone in our VW Jetta was 112mph. :-/
A friend of ours told us that somewhere near Miami there's a place that will take you up in an F-18 fighter jet...which makes me wonder if my Nuvi can handle triple digits.
My previous high was 95.2 mph. Now 647 mph! -
My 680 is showing a max speed of 180. and i never took it on a plane. i don't know how it got that high.
108 in a toyota MR2.. felt like it was about to take off so maybe it counts as air speed....
I was a passenger in a Ford Escort driven by a friend of mine. The yellow eTrex showed us driving 1008 mph on the interstate.
The highest I have seen on my Nuvi is 327 mph after passing through a tunnel on the PA turnpike.
Does anyone know if the max speed number messes up your arrival time calculation if you're on a slow trip? My Nuvi is really bad about estimating the time of arrival anyway but I've always wondered about it.
from what motorcycle mamma said, it is up to the pilot as if it is allowed.
I was asked to turn mine off on A/A flying from Calgary to DFW. I had asked the pilot before boarding and he said it was ok with him. I told the the lady that the pilot said I could use it. She went and got a book that said no GPS's. I inturn told her to talk to the pilot as he was the one flying the plain. She never said any more about it. Top speed was 625 mph.
ohwogo nuvi 750
cant tell you how i got it(top secret) ...but my gps reached 431 mph on land...it has never been in the air ,since i do not fly
Fastest Max Speed
555mph so far. I think I've got a screen shot of it.
Satellites (on window seat): http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3346/3181857602_e96f30c58c_o....
Max speed: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3482/3181857740_e2f81af2f3_o....
Key to getting signal is window seat and put up nuvi antenna next to window for 3-5 minutes until it looks signal. Used nuvi 350.
Max speed 713 mph
1,169 MPH in the back seat of a two-seat F16.
Last time I tried it with Nuvi 660 on USAirways, I didn't get anything. Finally I gave up. Later on, I read that USAirways does not allow using GPS onboard. This is their policy, not government regulation. Other airlines do allow. I guess I'll try it on a trip with a different airline to report back. USAirways is more expensive for the same trip.
> read that USAirways does not allow using GPS
> onboard. This is their policy, not government
Technically; their rule/policy is the federal
regulation. It's an interesting regulatory nuance.
Each airline has a FAA-approved Operations Manual.
Once an ops manual is approved by the FAA, it
becomes the controlling (federal) regulation (for
only that airline).
ALL their operations MUST comply with everything in
their ops manual. Doing something contrary to the
ops manual, even if allowed by the Federal Aviation
Regulations (FARs/CFRs), will indeed result in a
regulatory violation for the crew.
This is how two airlines can both correctly claim
that operating/not-operating a GPS in the pax cabin
is/is-not permitted by federal regulation.
It is FAR/Ops Manual sections 91.14 and 91.21 that
determine what devices can/cannot be used in the
cabin. Some airlines copy the federal template
(pilot discrention allowed). Others simply prohibit
Yes it drives the pax nuts. But the rules for
each airline are indeed, all somewhat different.
I got to 97.9 mph in a diesel cargo van while expediting fright to Laredo TX. That was all the van would do.
89mph. Wait until the bike comes out this spring =)
115 mph land speed. Just about what the speedo was reading.
Code 3 response to a T.A. Overturned vehicle with a family trapped inside.
On the freeway late at night.
I hit 100 on my ninja 500, and then slowed down because it almost did blow up.
Got it on the Garmin though.
Years ago my uncle and I got stopped clocked at 115 on highway 50 on our Gold Wings in the middle on Nevada. Since the speed limit then in Nevada was "reasonable and proper" we received $15 "Energy Waste" tickets that didn't go on our records. The cop said that sometimes cows wander on the highway and we could have hit one.
Flying from Anchorage, AK, to Minneapolis, MN, on January 26, 2009. The plane was half full, we were around 38,000 feet flying on Northworst (Northwest) Airlines. We were somewhere over Canada, don't remember the exact spot but we cruised at around 600mph for quite some time. I used my eTrex.
Boeing jet, Seattle to Detroit, Northwest Airlines.
Terrestrial - 190mph on the Eurostar in France. Airborne? usualy over 450 mph. I have used it many times on different airlines. Rules not only change from airline to airline but from plane to plane within a single airline.
177 mph on I-294 in red 2008 corvette.
Is there a similar one for Garmin? My max speed of 87 earned me a traffic citation.
My fastest land speed so far is 95mph
On my trip home from Memphis this AM we flew over Chicago. We were already slowing down for my destination of Milwaukee. Because of discussion on this web site, I decided I would try my Garmon 350 out, and follow the trip home. I was alarmed (Audible warnings!) that we blew or should I say flew through a Red Light down below at 432 mph!!! I have to remember to turn down or off the volume next trip. P.S. I did get some strange looks from other passengers too.
Now that is just too funny. Heads popping up from every row of seats, I bet.
That's pretty cool!
I hit 110 mph on my Honda motorcycle last summer and it registered on my Garmin 2730..
On a 737 eastbound from LAS to CLE. More interesting was knowing from my 200W that I was above CO Springs, CO where I could look down and make out the Garden of the Gods park, an amazing natural display of vertical slices of rock, and Cheyenne Mountain, home of NORAD.
I am going to CO next week so I can't wait to take my Garmin and see what happens. I will keep yall posted.
Had mine over 1200 at one point but cleared it. Now my fastest is 729 mph. I use my Nuvi 650 on flights all the time but I thing only Southwest allows it. Have to have a window seat for it to work and the 737 is easier than an Airbus.
I think what happenes on the 1200+, and the 729 for that matter, is that I lost sat connection for a few seconds and when it hooked back up, the unit figured that I had to be going 1200+ it get that far ahead.
max land speed 125
and I don't fly
I think you passed me in a blur the last time I was our there...That is a totally possible speed for an Atlanta native! I-285 is like a NASACAR track!
Hi Fellow GPS trackers,
Try this on your next airline flight. Recently I took my garmin 260W on an airline flight -- so I now have a max speed of 619 mph. I did take a picture of the garmin with a speed of 596 mph and an altitude of 39104 ft. I would post the picture but I'm not sure how on this web site. I sat at a window seat and waited till the "ok" was given to turn on electronic equipment. It took about 5 minutes to get a good sattelite lock. I've had my garmin for about a year and have found POI Factory web site to be the best and most informative to help anyone with their GPS. It's a "must have" for anyone wanting to get the most out of their GPS.
We were on vacation and needed to burn off some energy in the kids. Stuck a Geko in their pocket and let them try for the fastest speed. It was only a quick sprint but the max for a 15 y.o. was a shade over 15 mpg. Evening was peaceful.
...A really good idea, to wear them out!
Yeah I was kinda jokin about the 51.4 mph since I only turned it on for the drive to work yesterday.
I've seen about 16.7x that amount on a downhill mach run. I'm sure some old Blackbird pilots/austronauts have some great pics of doing some moving across the ground.
Best quote about speed I ever saw was from an old Blackbird guy, "Did Nebraska today in seven minutes. That's the only was to do Nebraska."
If you have not read the book yet.
• Pilot To Ground Control
In his book, "Sled Driver," SR-71/Blackbird pilot Brian Shul writes: I'll always remember a certain radio exchange that occurred one day as Walt my back-seater) and I were screaming across Southern California 13 miles high. We were monitoring various radio transmissions from other aircraft as we entered Los Angeles airspace. Though they didn't really control us, they did monitor our movement across their scope.
I heard a Cessna ask for a readout of its ground speed.
90 knots" Center replied.
Moments later,a Twin Beech required the same.
120 knots" Center answered.
We weren't the only ones proud of our ground speed that day...as almost instantly an F-18 smugly transmitted,
"Ah, Center, Dusty 52 requests ground speed readout."
There was a slight pause, then the response, "525 knots on the ground, Dusty."
Another silent pause. As I was thinking to myself how ripe a situation thiswas, I heard a familiar click of a radio transmission coming from my back-seater. It was at that precise moment I realized Walt and I had become a real crew, for we were both thinking in unison.
"Center, Aspen 20, you got a ground speed readout for us?"
There was a longer than normal pause ... "Aspen, I show 1,742 knots."
No further inquiries were heard on that frequency.
Shure wish I was in that tower, that day.
[refering to the last post, above, which started with: --"If you have not read the book yet. • Pilot To Ground Control
In his book, "Sled Driver," SR-71/Blackbird pilot Brian Shul writes: I'll always remember a certain radio exchange that occurred one day"... and ended with: ... ""Aspen, I show 1,742 knots."
No further inquiries were heard on that frequency."]
No further inquiries were heard on that frequency.
Dumb question but can Center read the ground speed of the shuttle in orbit?
If they are tracking it. It may be at too high and altitude to see it, and most likely, the Shuttle doesn't have a transponder to identify it.
I forgot, they track the transponder and not an actual radar signal, most of the time.
I find a few police uniform patches on the dash board to be much more effective than RADAR, especially these days when there's so much LIDAR around, and you're already caught if they position well.
While in UT last year I just had to do the salt flats, so I turned on the Garmin 450 to get a read out,thinking it was going to be easy, NOT, it was like riding on sand not salt.. But anyway, land speed was 168..
It would be pretty cool to get a speed of 18,000 - 20,000 mph. But I don't know if GPS works if your altitude is near, or higher than, the GPS satellites. Does anyone know?
A great question. Thanks for asking (and no, I don't know the answer).
Wow was reading all the land and air speeds and got to say fairly impressive. But as I am in Law Enforcement (dont worry my lips are sealed, will not speak about things I read in forum unless it concerns child pornography which is sick and disgusting and offenders should be shot on sight)I will say my max land speed in my off duty vehicle is 151m of course it is only a 2005 Ford Crown Vic (semi-retired police unit with a slightly modified Interceptor package and I didn't want to push it, my patrol unit however is a different story with a max of 168m and still available to go faster that unit is a 2008 Dodge Charger (hey that thing got a HEMI?) and yes it has a Hemi in it. . The Charger is by far the fastest police unit sold, it will flat out stand up and run away from the Ford, and in agility it is superior to the chevy and equal to the Ford ie a "J" turn.
lol 51.4 mph i do that just pulling out of my driveway LOL just kidding. my fastest speed on my nuvi is 163 . not in an airplane ftw lol
i did that speed on the 210 going from SanBernardino to Redlands. nice long straigtaway there.
Welcome to the site. Always good to have public servants helping others.
Mine was 355mph of a flight back from Florida. I got in trouble for having it turned on
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