Even though the Aeroscraft dwarfs the largest commercial airliners, it requires less net space on the ground than any plane because it doesn't need a runway. The airship takes off and lands like a helicopter, straight up and down This is not a blimp, It's a sort of flying Queen Mary 2 that could change the way you think about air travel.
It's the Aeroscraft, and when it's completed, it will ferry pampered passengers across continents and oceans as they stroll leisurely about the one-acre cabin or relax in their staterooms. Unlike its dirigible ancestors, the Aeroscraft is not lighter than air. Its 14 million cubic feet of helium hoist only two-thirds of the craft's weight. The rigid and surprisingly aerodynamic body, driven by huge rear-ward propellers, generates enough additional lift to keep the behemoth and its 400-ton payload aloft while cruising During takeoff and landing, six turbo-fan jet engines push the ship up or ease its descent. This two-football-fields-long airship is the brainchild of Igor Pasternak,whose privately funded
I just realized that I missed noting post #666, which came 2 days ago. I don't know why I should feel the need to mention that.....lol.
We had blog friends over for dinner tonight, and the time flew by! Must have been having fun, right? I did, anyway, and I know mr. kenju did.