Jet-Man in the news

Discussion in 'Travel News' started by QF WP, Jan 5, 2007.

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  1. QF WP

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    Whilst I'd heard about this crazy guy who built a jet-powered "aircraft" then strapped it onto his back and jumped out of a perfectly good airplane to test it

    The negatives of this new way to travel :

    * No FF points or sectors
    * No F&B on the flight
    * You're the pilot, you'd better not get lost or crash
    * Limited distance due to small engine capacity
    * Lots of noise during the flight
    * Lack of oxygen at high altitudes

    The positives:

    * No bad service from air crew
    * No annoying seat-mates
    * No need to choose a seat (or find your favourite has been taken)
    * Take-off whenever you want (do you have to log a flight plan with ATC?)

    With thanks to meloz for the link.
     

  2. simongr

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    Umm slightly contradictory - you can take off whenever you want - if you have a plane to jump out of ;)
     
  3. QF WP

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    Whilst I'm not an aeronautically-minded person, it doesn't appear that you need to be free-falling from a plane in order to start the engines...you may be able to do so from the ground, although standing up would be preferable than lying down :idea:
     
  4. NM

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    I guess its one way to avoid the fuel surcharges :shock:
     
  5. straitman

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    #5 straitman, Jan 5, 2007
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    Don't quite know why but the term "Darwin Awards" comes to mind :!:
     
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