DA40 Ground Speed Challenge

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Re: DA40 Ground Speed Challenge

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OK, here's one from a friend of mine located 2 hangars down with a DA40NG N970DA serial 40.NC007. He decided to go skiing in Colorado and flew his then-new DA40NG all the way there and back home to the Washington, DC area in January/February 2018.

On his way back eastbound he went up to 13,000 feet IFR near Chicago to catch some nice tailwinds -- that's when i captured him on FlightAware with 208 knots groundspeed:
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Re: DA40 Ground Speed Challenge

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That's going to be tough to beat!
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Re: DA40 Ground Speed Challenge

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So 208 knots is the one to beat? I can offer 212 knots, of which I can only proof 211 knots, because that's when I took the photo. 142 knots TAS and 70 knots tailwind on a flight from Frankuft Egelsbach to Berlin Schönhagen.

That was back in April 2012 with the beautiful N447DS.

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Re: DA40 Ground Speed Challenge

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I think this will move me into third place. Between Santa Fe, NM (KSAF) and Manhattan, Kansas (KMHK). This was at 85% power, I guess I should have bumped it to 92% to break 200!
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