The Way forward for Airline Journey: The SlingPlane 5001-200NWN

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There are too many tales on the market that promise new sorts of airplanes, facilities, and airports. We aren’t going to lie… once we see these tales, we get pumped.

“Radical…we will’t wait till we fly in an electrical airliner that flies at thrice the pace of sound and takes off and lands at an airport racetrack!”

We’re advised that these items are coming “very quickly,” however we wait and wait and wait. Nothing. We now have gotten sick and bored with getting emotionally AvGeek harm (that may be a factor) as a result of these applied sciences by no means come via. As an alternative of simply sitting round, we determined to do one thing about it!

INTRODUCING THE SlingPlane 5001-200NWN (No Wings Wanted)

The SlingPlane 5001-200NWN… effectively an advance, high-tech drawing of it no less than

We knew this endeavor of constructing our personal aircraft was not going to be straightforward, however we’ve got made such large progress. We didn’t need to make the identical errors of the others who had tried earlier than us, so we shortly skimmed all their enterprise plans (aka appeared on the pictures) and made stable assumptions on what went improper. Listed below are the most typical points we discovered that led to failure:


  1. Physics: Some guidelines are supposed to be damaged. Nevertheless, with flying machines the foundations of physics are fairly strict. So many concepts look nice on paper, however haven’t any likelihood of really working in the actual world.
  2. Economics: There are some viable concepts on the market, however would price approach an excessive amount of. Some corporations have legitimately thought they might make their funds work, others appear to be extra of a rip-off.
  3. Provide and demand: There may be at all times a requirement to see cool issues that haven’t any likelihood of turning into actual. There may be additionally a superb provide of cool issues that haven’t any likelihood of turning into actual. We’re simply going to vary the phrase “see” to “construct” and “haven’t any likelihood of turning into actual” into “is actual.” Cash within the financial institution.
  4. Ridiculous timelines: Corporations would possibly solely have a mock up and anticipate to be in operation within the subsequent 12 months. Not solely will we perceive the necessity to add in buffer time, however we even have an intimate data on easy methods to get a business airliner permitted to hold passengers (we’ve got learn the FAA Wikipedia web page). Presently, we’re planning to have the primary flight by Q3 2021 and entry into service by This fall 2021.
When the SP5001-200NWN is ready for take off, strong rubber band pull it back and.... YEE HAW! 8gs of pure awesomeness.

When the SP5001-200NWN is prepared for take off, robust rubber band pull it again and…. YEE HAW! 8gs of pure awesomeness


With all this data beneath our belts, we began asking ourselves what points do airways, airports, and passengers face. And as you’ll learn shortly, no thought was too dumb. Listed below are the perfect and most awe inspiring options of AirlineReporter’s SlingPlane50001-200NWN:

  1. Slingshot take off: As an alternative of utilizing soiled fuel, our aircraft will use a slingshot to carry off and that momentum might be sufficient to get the SP5001-200NWN to its vacation spot. Our many hand drawings have proven this to be probably the most economical and coolest technique. This may require a lot much less house at airports and scale back turnaround occasions. Plus, passengers get to expertise round 8gs throughout take off (that’s about twice what astronauts felt throughout shuttle launches).
  2. No wings: What slows a aircraft down? Drag. What causes a whole lot of drag on a aircraft? Wings. With our wingless design, passengers will arrive faster than ever earlier than. Don’t fear, we nonetheless supply horizontal stabilizers and a tail for stability. That must be adequate.
  3. At all times Interpret Maps Between Ascension and Da Vacation spot (AIMBADD): That is our distinctive system that makes certain that after the SlingPlane 5001 leaves the bottom, it makes will safely to its vacation spot (which is type of must, because it has no wings).
  4. Pre-loading: The worst a part of the flight is having to attend to get on and off the aircraft. Now, all of the passengers and cargo will pre-load on our specialty designed bus. When prepared, the bus might be pushed beneath the aircraft and lifted into place. We haven’t actually discovered how this helps issues since you continue to have to attend to load the bus and all the extra engineering creates weight, however we plan to have all of it labored out within the subsequent few weeks.
  5. Touchdown: We haven’t solved this subject but. Our AIMBADD system will get you to the fitting airport, however with the sling-shot, bus loading system, and no having wings, we aren’t fairly certain the place to place the wheels. Good factor we added in a few of that buffer time!
They always say that landing is the easiest part of flying, so we will figure it out!

They at all times say that touchdown is the simplest a part of flying, so this shouldn’t be a tough downside to resolve!


At this level, we all know it’s important to be as excited as we’re. Properly, right here is the perfect half: you may get in on this motion. Although we’ve got loads of capital rolling in and have been in a position to cowl all bills up to now (a sketch e book, a number of pencils, some espresso, and a superb eraser), we would like you to be part of this world altering piece of know-how. Seize an giant envelope (or field) and put a bunch of money in it and mail it to:

Totes Legit SlingPlane 5001-200NWN Crypto Slush Fund
12374 Baltia Blvd SW
Avatar NY, 001734

Wait. Earlier than you try this, we should always most likely say: APRIL FOOLS! Though we’re guessing/hoping that we didn’t have a lot of you fooled for very lengthy!

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