New York to LA in Two Hours

NewSunset.jpgA new generation of supersonic private jets is upon us, as reported in Wired News’ New York to L.A. in Two Hours

These sleek new jets are aimed at business executives and diplomats. Known as QSST (Quiet Super Sonic Travel), the jets will fly at nearly twice the speed of conventional business jets and have a range of 4,600 miles nonstop — Los Angeles to New York in just over two hours.

Using modern computer-aided design software to model quieter "boom reshaping" techniques pioneered by military test fighters, Supersonic Aerospace Internation, LLC, hopes to use the smaller craft to fill a gap left by the collapse of the Concorde‘s service following a fatal 2003 crash in Paris.