Stephen Kahn

Jet packs in the crowded skies

In Bad news, Good news, Hard to tell, Humor on March 8, 2011 at 4:41 am

If you have taken my advice to fly into the crowded skies on your jet pack here is the vital information you need to know.

Martin Aircraft has built several prototypes so we have a good idea how much they cost to manufacture. Based on current estimates of sales volumes, Martin Aircraft Company is targeting an initial sales price of US$100,000 for the recreational version of the aircraft.

http://www.martinjetpack.com/video-gallery.aspx

According to Wikipedia, in 2000 there were 49,000 flights a day, or just under 18 million for the year, carrying 1.09 billion passengers a year — a number equivalent to 16 percent of the world’s population, or roughly one of every six people on the planet. And it’s predicted that the current number of commercial jets, 18,000, will double in the next 15 years.

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/12/11/2514025/crowded-skies-make-flying-a-challenging.html#ixzz1FymzCU7l

Wait! Cheetas fly now! Who knew?

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  1. Any recommendations for helmets when jet-packing? It’s pretty cool at a party to arrive by jet-pack, but then you take off your helmet and you’ve got helmet hair.

  2. First of all, let me welcome the good greatsby to my blog. Like me, he is a smart ass, but much funnier and more perceptive, so please go visit his blog.

    OK, my undercover agents have discovered the secret plans underway at Martin Aircraft for dealing with “helmet hair.” I list these in order of cost, starting with the cheapest.

    For the budget-minded, go bald. For more ideas in this track, check out http://www.famousbaldpeople.com/ .

    Second, go with the Medusa look. This is a classic approach as shown on ancient coins: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/moonmoth/medusa.html .
    Here is advice for the do-it-yourselfer: http://www.taaz.com/beauty/extreme-looks/halloween-and-costume/medusa-makeup-looks.html

    Finally, moving up the scale for the well-heeled, you can go for the Headless Horseman look.

    Depend on Amazon to come through (all the way through I guess): http://www.amazon.com/Kids-Scary-Headless-Horseman-Costume/dp/B001UF87NG/ref=pd_sbs_a_4

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