Of course that's not what I'm saying. What I'm saying is that you cannot make the ridiculously simple calculation of...

(800mi/30min)*(60min/1hr)=1600mph (or 1920mph for 25 min)

.... and assume that this is the speed an F-22 would be flying for the entire length of the flight. You cover distance when you're climbinb, accelerating up to speed, decelerating down from speed, and descending. This distance is not insignificant. You are assuming that no distance is covered while flying at speeds slower than the maximum cruising speed. Go ahead and continue this silliness if you insist. Also, it's obvious that these numbers the pilots were throwing out were very rough approximations since there's a huge difference between 25 and 30 minutes flying time. It could have been 30 to 35 minutes too. Maybe even... gasp... 40 minutes. I somehow doubt that the pilots really went through the trouble of doing full calculations to determine exactly how long it would have taken them to fly direct from point A to point B. That's a pretty tedious thing to do using performance charts from a -1 flight manual.

You really shouldn't take these kinds of statements so seriously. If a pilot tells you it would take them between 25 and 30 minutes to get somewhere, they're not being that serious themselves. That is a huge variance. In combat that kind of variance is unacceptable! LOL! 5 minutes is the difference between life and death. Ughh... you guys don't get it.

(800mi/30min)*(60min/1hr)=1600mph (or 1920mph for 25 min)

.... and assume that this is the speed an F-22 would be flying for the entire length of the flight. You cover distance when you're climbinb, accelerating up to speed, decelerating down from speed, and descending. This distance is not insignificant. You are assuming that no distance is covered while flying at speeds slower than the maximum cruising speed. Go ahead and continue this silliness if you insist. Also, it's obvious that these numbers the pilots were throwing out were very rough approximations since there's a huge difference between 25 and 30 minutes flying time. It could have been 30 to 35 minutes too. Maybe even... gasp... 40 minutes. I somehow doubt that the pilots really went through the trouble of doing full calculations to determine exactly how long it would have taken them to fly direct from point A to point B. That's a pretty tedious thing to do using performance charts from a -1 flight manual.

You really shouldn't take these kinds of statements so seriously. If a pilot tells you it would take them between 25 and 30 minutes to get somewhere, they're not being that serious themselves. That is a huge variance. In combat that kind of variance is unacceptable! LOL! 5 minutes is the difference between life and death. Ughh... you guys don't get it.