The World’s Quickest Flight
before you know it: very quickly
Imagine being on an airplane, and before you know it, you’ve reached your destination! The world’s shortest flight lasts less than two minutes and covers just 1.7 miles.
Flight LM711 flies 2 to 3 times a day between two Scottish islands, Westray and Papa Westray. Only eight passengers can fit in the tiny plane that is the size of a van.
Why is this flight so special? It’s not just about how short it is. It’s the beautiful view! Bright blue waters and green lands appear beneath you.
The flight is a vital link for the people of these islands, helping them connect with the bigger world. It attracts plenty of tourists too. They come for the island’s natural beauty and rich history. Papa Westray is also home to a 5,700 year old house called the Knap of Howar, which is the oldest standing stone building in Northern Europe.
1. Children grow up so fast. Before you know it, they’ll be leaving for college.
2. I’ll be back before you know it.
3. Be careful. If you do one favor him, before you know it he’ll ask for more.