Oh the Humanity

sp32-20090314-221407

It looks more like a bloated Beluga than an aircraft but the folks at  Aeroscraft want you to consider this as a private sky yacht

I think they’re waiting for the investors to pile up.  The only prototypes flown look like the Fuji Blimp.  Everything else is photoshop.  Jet turbo fans needed for lift??  14 million CF of helium??  400 ton payload?? If they really build this (and it looks expensive), “Pampered passengers” will  enjoy plenty of turbulence and bad weather since it probably won’t fly above FL 100.   And who wants to take an 18 hour trip to get to California?

Captain Stubing wouldn’t even pilot this one.

Advertisements

2 responses to “Oh the Humanity

  1. virgil xenophon

    The Brits have a whole series of different mods for industrial use, etc. Check out web site at “World Skycat, LTD” or at Wiki under Skycat. Check it out as they have some interesting uses proposed. I think they’ve had financial problems, however. Been about a year since I’ve visited. There is also another outfit in the US doing much same as Skycat and this group here, but I can’t remember the name.

    • Interesting link you mention.
      I still harbor suspicions about commercial viability. The photos in the Aeroscraft site offered the impression of a cruise ship. Kind of like taking Amtrak but alot more expensive and I suspect you’d scub the flight for weather. Fun in a Popular Science sort of way though.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s