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Blimp Class

Flying Blimp Style
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This is a customization to any moderate sized aircraft. It is a glass bulb that extends the length of two queen beds, that attaches to the bottom of a passenger aircraft. The bulb is slight enough that it has minimal aerodynamic effects.

There is enough room for the aforesaid queen bed along with a small table and two chairs, available for board games.

Blimp Class customers can purchase time in the bulb; from 30 minutes to a full 17 hours, between takeoff and landing.

Just lay back in the bed; or compete in board games; while you slip through the clouds.

Then, scamper back upstairs during landing in the off chance something goes wrong.

mylodon, Apr 02 2019

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       [placeholder for [8th]'s standard diatribe on the follies of flying in commercial aircraft]
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 02 2019
  

       Thank you, [MB].   

       This sounds like a downmarket version of the B-17 ball turret; although they aren't pressurized, they have the unparalleled advantage of a pair of .50 Browning MGs permanently installed ...
8th of 7, Apr 02 2019
  

       Actually, given the current level of world snarkiness, perhaps it is time to reintroduce gunnery positions on passenger aircraft.   

       "Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, this is Captain Oveur on the flight deck welcoming you aboard flight MH447 non-stop to Pelukistan International Airport via Beauvais. With me is co-pilot Maurice Steff. Your cabin crew looking after you today are Clarabelle and Amelia. I'd also like to introduce our main gunner Terry Quinlan and our man in the ball turret, Cecil Scott. Please take this moment to check your seatbelt is securely fastened, and to note the position of your nearest emergency exit, which may be behind or beneath you."
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 02 2019
  

       You forgot to mention the Electronic Countermeasures Officer, Zubac Kozczinski ...
8th of 7, Apr 02 2019
  

       Call me thicko if you will, but if it's on the underside, you'd have to lie face down on the floor to see everything. Surely it would be better to be on top of plane?
not_morrison_rm, Apr 02 2019
  

       Think "glass-bottomed boat". On the top, there isn't much to see during the day.   

       There needs to be a small hatch, so you can drop orange peel on the passers-by.
8th of 7, Apr 02 2019
  

       //There needs to be a small hatch, so you can drop orange peel on the passers-by// That's stupid because (a) the orange peel would float and (b) the boat would sink.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 02 2019
  

       Not if they were lead oranges
pocmloc, Apr 02 2019
  

       //Think "glass-bottomed boat"   

       Hmm, not entirely at home with birds being able to look up my trousers. I'd have to have bike clips, which would be a daft look on a plane.
not_morrison_rm, Apr 02 2019
  

       From my mother's sleep I fell into the State,
And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze.
Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life,
I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters.
When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.
UnaBubba, Apr 03 2019
  
      
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