Excellent, about time, The Russians were at the for front of this tech 50 years ago.
I will be honest, I hate flying in domestic Commercial aircraft, the seats are so squeezy, there is no legroom, you cant move, a horrid experience,
even if only for a few hours......seems longer to me.
I cant imagine what a long international flight is like....especially from here. Oz.
Its about time we have developed these Wig craft, perhaps even in a circular shape, that can traverse the Worlds Oceans, at a very low height, but at
say 300 mph, where you can, as a passenger, get up walk around, go to an observation deck, perhaps have sleeper rooms, and enjoy a fast but relaxed
journey to another part of the World. Yes of Course using the Oceans only......
The actual Journey would be longer, perhaps not by a huge amount, but would be more comfortable and hopefully safer, with good design.....particularly
compared to a metal cylinder falling from 35000 ft like current planes.
Even across land aircraft could be better developed nowdays, some sort of circular airship, with a large cabin area for people to walk around, VTOL
capabilities, using EM and solar panels etc, and only fly perhaps just above the storm clouds (or avoid them), or 10,000 feet or less, travel at
300ish mph, relatively smooth and quiet......using modern tech.
I still think it primitive that we still have planes in the 21st century, that need a 1/2 mile runway to take off and land, when they should be
taking off vertical.
Maybe one day we will get out of these old fashioned current ideas.
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