Young pilot races Boeing 737 in tiny Cessna 150 from Atlanta to Nashville

  • A young pilot raced his girlfriend from Atlanta to Nashville
  • While one was in a Boeing 737, the other was piloting a tiny Cessna 150
  • But who made it downtown first?

Published on Jul 05, 2024 at 7:27 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Jul 06, 2024 at 5:15 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

They sit at completely different ends of the air-travel scale – but this race proves once and for all whether flying in a Boeing 737 or a tiny Cessna 150 is faster.

A YouTuber raced his girlfriend from Atlanta to Nashville, US.

The question was – who will make it to Loser’s Bar & Grill first?

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Before the flight

After both leaving home at 9.30 am, Drew, aka Fly Me to the Fun™, flew from KLZU in Lawrenceville, Georgia, while his girlfriend, Lanie, departed KATL in Atlanta.

Both were heading to Nashville International Airport (BNA), but the finish line was an eatery downtown.

The weather wasn’t onside for either of them, so Drew prepped his Cessna 150 by adding fuel and monitoring weather conditions.

He added 27 gallons, which would last four hours for the flight – which he anticipated would take two hours and 25 minutes – before lift-off.

Lanie’s flight was delayed due to incoming storms for another 42 minutes, so she grabbed a bite.

However, while Lanie was stuck on the ground, the 805km/h (500mph/453kts) cruising speed of a Boeing 737 still gave her a fighting chance of landing first.

That’s not as fast as this commercial plane that accidentally flew faster than the speed of sound.

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Boeing 737 vs Cessna 150

When both got going, Drew was going at a steady 170km/h (106mph/92km); however, the cockpit – complete with 360° views – more than made up for being slower.

When he overheard a request from Lanie’s flight to slow down due to turbulence, Drew was hopeful that – along with waiting for other passengers to disembark and other airport procedures – he stood a fighting chance.

However, despite rushing from the tarmac to an Uber, he was second to arrive and was forced to do a karaoke forfeit as punishment.

It’s an interesting experiment, you have to admit.

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Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.