Jet air speed record

The adventurous guys at Jetpack International recently made an attempt on a world air-speed record. Pilot Eric Scott hit a maximum speed of 68 mph, verified by a police radar gun.

Passengers onboard BA flight 114 from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow were probably left waiting for their taxi rides after their flight arrived about an hour and a half ahead of schedule, the Telegraph reported.

High winds may affect flights across UK airports today. Check your flight status here [06:41 10JAN]

While the surging jet stream may be good news for passengers wanting to make it across the pond fast, the high winds have wreaked havoc on the ground. Scotland, for example, was just pummeled with 113mph winds that left thousands of households without power.

Meanwhile, the Met Office has issued a yellow warning for heavy snow and ice until Sunday, while flood are in effect in Scotland as well as England and Wales, BBC reported.

A new rocket-powered car that aims to capture the land speed record by traveling at 1,000 m.p.h. made its debut appearance in London on Thursday.

With looks like a something between a space ship and a Batmobile, the 135,000-horsepower Bloodhound Supersonic Car has taken eight years of research and development and is slated for its first test drive next October on a specially designed track in the Northern Cape of South Africa.

Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green, who blazed through the Nevada desert to capture the current land speed record of 763 m.p.h. in 1997, will climb aboard the Bloodhound to attempt to do one better.