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How come it takes an airplane flying at 500 mph 3 1/2 hours to fly from Nashville to Denver?


After all, NASA tells us the Earth spins at 1,035 miles an hour from West to East and the distance from Nashville to Denver is 1,159 miles. So if an airplane is flying at any speed not just 500 mph, shouldn't it just have to fly for about an hour allow the Earth to spin towards it and land, it doesn't make sense. Now, consider this flying from West to East even at 500 mph would actually put you in Arizona not Kansas because the Earth has travelled a thousand miles while you have only travelled 500, you'd be going backwards?! Someone please explain this to me, thank you.

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Doc Snow says

16 months ago
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    Paula (fpherj48) 16 months ago

    so Doc...quick! before blue stops by...was my answer right? U said it so simply.

    Women always complicate things.


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Paula (fpherj48) says

16 months ago
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    Paula (fpherj48) 16 months ago

    I give........too tired to tax my poor over-worked, under-appreciated brain. This was my best shot, blue.....:)


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Ruth Angel says

16 months ago
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    Paula (fpherj48) 16 months ago

    Thank you, Ruth Angel... It also requires more info & explanation than dear blue is offering. It's OK. He just wants to display his superior intellect! LOL


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Brian (mybrianthe fixer) says

15 months ago
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