Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Multi-Engine Jet Time?

Someone sent me this link, suggesting it as an option for me to log multi-engine jet time. I thought it was going to be one of those sports-car-sized personal jets, but it isn't even that big. I guess they don't need a special helmet to fly it, like in the movie The Rocketeer.


Greybeard said...

The video link at the site was broken for me.....anyone else have any luck?

I've not done the research, but I saw a Discovery channel piece on a guy with one of these birdsuits. He was carrying a gps which showed his speed (no engine, just gravity) across the ground was extraordinary......200+ mph?

Do you think the military might be interested in something like this? How many of these guys could you drop out of a C-17?

Lord Hutton said...

The video was OK for me. Totally insane!

dph said...

I love it.

While I understand that birds are elegant, seeing the video of him, he reminded me more of a flying squirrel rather than a bird, perhaps he is misnamed.

In Canada, we tend to have a thing about another rodent like animal. Someone who did this would probably name him or herself the flying beaver. (no gender games here, it's also the name of the pub at the harbour air dock in YVR, and a venerable bush plane)