This hypersonic jet will take you from NYC to London in less than 60 minutes

by | Last updated on Aug 18, 2022 at 4:58PM | Published on Aug 1, 2022 | Travel

Hypersonic jet in the air

This is the Hermeus Quarterhorse, a hypersonic jet that can cover the distance between New York City and London in less than 60 minutes.

And for reference, ‘hypersonic’ means it can do five and a half times the speed of sound.

READ MORE: This is the Switchblade flying car and you could be flying it within WEEKS

The US Air Force, together with a company based in Atlanta, is developing the jet for military as well as commercial use.

This would be a total game-changer.

Some experts in the aviation industry say supersonic flights are completely possible.

That means we will be able to fly at Mach 1, or 761 mph, which is what most people know as the ‘speed of sound’.

Mind you, that’s nothing compared to a hypersonic jet that can fly at Mach 5.5, or 4,220 mph.

At that speed, nearly every route you can think of could be covered in an hour or less and you could virtually fly anywhere in the world in less than three hours.

New York to Dubai? That’s about an hour and a half.

New York to Perth, Australia? Less than three hours.


So how would that be possible?

It has two sets of turbines: the first turbine is used to take off and then, once the jet is airborne, it starts feeding air into the second turbine.

There’s more good news because the Quarterhorse is an autonomous jet, which means the US Air Force and Hermeus can test prototypes without risking pilots’ lives.

READ MORE: Inside the multimillion-dollar superyacht with a giant HOLE in the middle of it

It’s an ambitious plan and the deadlines sound incredibly optimistic.

The company said it wants to begin testing a small-scale version as early as next year, a mid-size cargo version in 2025 and the final product, a commercial jet designed to accommodate passengers, in 2029.


Check this out

This Corvette C8 widebody kit costs the same as a family car

This Corvette C8 widebody kit costs the same as a family car

This is a widebody kit designed by Liberty Walk specifically for the Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray. It's crazy cool, but it costs the same as your average family car. Image: Liberty Walk READ MORE: The Drako Dragon is 2,000-hp super SUV that’s faster than most supercars...


Most Popular This Week


Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!