Silent Plane...Beautiful!

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It's so pretty.  It looks like a flying Sting Ray.  Some British Researchers believe not only will planes be fuel efficient but Virtually Silent.  Now one of my favorite things to do and I kid you not is to head over to the In N Out by LAX grab a burger and fries because they rule and eat on the hood of the car watching the planes take off and land. The noise is so awesome and powerful.  It makes you feel alive.  And I have a feeling that Air Force One would look like this, not your typical Southwest Flight.  Then again there are those that said you will never find a computer in every home.  Bill Gates begs to differ. 

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    Matthew Mushall

    During your Dreamliner segment, did you see or hear anything about the "Blended Wing"?  It's Boeing's super efficient and silent concept jet.  I believe they have a physical model for conducting aerodynamic tests, but no working prototypes just yet.

    I'm a huge aviation buff and love the future of aerospace endeavors.  I joined the USAF so I could spend more time around aircraft learning how they work...and get paid to do it.  One of the largest complications regarding the introduction of these beautiful flying rays is current aviation infrastructure.  The airports and technology is all designed around the traditional "flying tube".  Airbus already attempted to design a mammoth super wing, but ended up with the A380 instead, a conventional jumbo jet similar to Boeing's 747 - Air Force One.  Aerospace infrastructure simply wasn't ready for them just yet.

    It’s Ironic that you don't quite like to fly, but love to hang out outside an airport for a quick bite to eat.  I love to hang out with a friend of mine at South Jersey Regional Airport.  He's the webmaster of the Air Victory Museum there, so I get in free.  It's great to talk with pilots and inspect their aircraft.  Great Stuff.  Sorry for the long-winded reply.

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    Matthew Mushall

    During your Dreamliner segment, did you see or hear anything about the "Blended Wing"?  It's Boeing's super efficient and silent concept jet.  I believe they have a physical model for conducting aerodynamic tests, but no working prototypes just yet.

    I'm a huge aviation buff and love the future of aerospace endeavors.  I joined the USAF so I could spend more time around aircraft learning how they work...and get paid to do it.  One of the largest complications regarding the introduction of these beautiful flying rays is current aviation infrastructure.  The airports and technology is all designed around the traditional "flying tube".  Airbus already attempted to design a mammoth super wing, but ended up with the A380 instead, a conventional jumbo jet similar to Boeing's 747 - Air Force One.  Aerospace infrastructure simply wasn't ready for them just yet.

    It’s Ironic that you don't quite like to fly, but love to hang out outside an airport for a quick bite to eat.  I love to hang out with a friend of mine at South Jersey Regional Airport.  He's the webmaster of the Air Victory Museum there, so I get in free.  It's great to talk with pilots and inspect their aircraft.  Great Stuff.  Sorry for the long-winded reply.

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    Matthew Mushall

    Party time, excellent. Smiley

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    Matthew Mushall

    Party time, excellent. Smiley

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    Linkyshinks

    Mmmm, Me thinks they must be reflecting the sound waves upwards somehow (perhaps it has someting to do with the shape of the rear), i never would have thought you could silence a jet engine, if that was the case most military fighters would exploit that technology instantly, although the sheer size of this craft may play a factor, i myself live not so far from a flight path (can be very annoying at times)- the sooner this tech is used commercially, the better. LS

    Thanks,

    Linkyshinks X;)

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    Linkyshinks

    Mmmm, Me thinks they must be reflecting the sound waves upwards somehow (perhaps it has someting to do with the shape of the rear), i never would have thought you could silence a jet engine, if that was the case most military fighters would exploit that technology instantly, although the sheer size of this craft may play a factor, i myself live not so far from a flight path (can be very annoying at times)- the sooner this tech is used commercially, the better. LS

    Thanks,

    Linkyshinks X;)

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