According to the flat earth map New Zealand and Argentina, for example, are on opposite sides almost 20,000 miles apart. So flat earthers claim it is not possible to fly between such locations in the 11 hours that a number of airlines offer flights doing. A plane would have to travel at more than twice the speed of sound to make the journey in 11 hours on a flat earth.
So flat earthers claim such flights are impossible and airlines who advertise such flights are part of the globe earth conspiracy and in reality these flights do not exist.
This is totally incorrect. To prove it for myself recently I flew from New Zealand to Argentina and back again with Air New Zealand. I took my iPhone and logged all the sensor data from the iPhone including altitude, compass direction, heading, speed, GPS coordinates, etc. I have those logs for both flights. Both flights took about 11 hours so these flights are certainly real and possible and this proves the map the flat earthers currently accept can not be correct.
I will post more details of my flights and an analysis of the data logged by my iPhone during them in another post.
Conclusion: Flat earthers are incorrect on this point. Flights between locations in the south are possible within the expected times predicted on a globe earth. This proves the currently accepted flat earth map is incorrect. It does not prove the earth is a globe but it is consistent with what we would expect on a globe and totally impossible on the flat earth map.
Supporting Flat Earth Proofs
- 43) If Earth was a ball there are several flights in the Southern hemisphere which would have their quickest, straightest path over the Antarctic continent such as Santiago, Chile to Sydney, Australia. Instead of taking the shortest, quickest route in a straight line over Antarctica, all such flights detour all manner of directions away from Antarctica instead claiming the temperatures too cold for airplane travel!
- 44) If Earth was a ball, and Antarctica was too cold to fly over, the only logical way to fly from Sydney to Santiago would be a straight shot over the Pacific staying in the Southern hemisphere the entire way. Re-fueling could be done in New Zealand or other Southern hemisphere destinations along the way if absolutely necessary. In actual fact, however, Santiago-Sydney flights go into the Northern hemisphere making stop-overs at LAX and other North American airports before continuing back down to the Southern hemisphere.
- 45) On a ball-Earth, Johannesburg, South Africa to Perth, Australia should be a straight shot over the Indian Ocean with convenient re-fueling possibilities on Mauritus or Madagascar. In actual practice, however, most Johannesburg to Perth flights curiously stop over either in Dubai, Hong Kong or Malaysia all of which make no sense on the ball, but are completely understandable when mapped on a flat Earth.
- 46) On a ball-Earth Cape Town, South Africa to Buenos Aries, Argentina should be a straight shot over the Atlantic following the same line of latitude across, but instead every flight goes to connecting locations in the Northern hemisphere first, stopping over anywhere from London to Turkey to Dubai.
- 47) On a ball-Earth Johannesburg, South Africa to Sao Paolo, Brazil should be a quick straight shot along the 25th Southern latitude, but instead nearly every flight makes a re-fueling stop at the 50th degree North latitude in London first!
- 48) On a ball-Earth Santiago, Chile to Johannesburg, South Africa should be an easy flight all taking place below the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern hemisphere, yet every listed flight makes a curious re-fueling stop in Senegal near the Tropic of Cancer in the North hemisphere first! When mapped on a flat Earth the reason why is clear to see, however, Senegal is actually directly in a straight-line path half-way between the two.