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A cross between open top tourist buses and the 1988 Aloha accident
In 1988, a section of the roof of an Aloha Airlines 737
off in an explosive decompression. The plane remained
intact and was able to be safely landed. The only person
killed was the head flight attendant who was not
A plane could be built this way with an open air
cabin as an adventure ride. Far more exciting than the
tourist buses with open tops, and purpose built so that it
does not risk breaking up in the air.
For this to work, the bottom portion of the fuselage
have to be strengthened. If necessary, bars/beams could
used where the roof would be to provide additional
strength. As the airplane would be open air, it would
to fly at lower altitudes or every passenger could be
provided with oxygen masks.
Not really practical as a transportation plane, but would
make a great thrill ride.
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||" I lost my cell phone when we did a barrel roll over the Grand Canyon. Got some great pics for the grand kids."
||//A plane could be built this way with an open air passenger cabin as
an adventure ride. //
||The wood, string and canvas biplanes from the 1920's were a lot like
that. So this sort of exists already. And yes, it's a definite thrill.
||They flew slowly, 100 knots or so, and low. 500 knots in a 737 even at
low altitude is likely to be unpleasant.
||To be fair, 100 knots just above the ground has pretty much
the same amount of air hitting your face as 500 knots at
38,000. It is a bit coder though.
||//It is a bit coder though// That's a fairly specialised type of programming! I'm suprised it takes such computer skills to work out those speed effects!
||// " I lost my cell phone when we did a barrel roll over the Grand Canyon. Got some great pics for the grand kids."
||So it's too bad the pics were smashed to bits along with your phone.
||No, they uploaded them to the Cloud
||I'm sure there is a way to inflict data on a cloud,
zapping holes in with a laser or microwave, but the
stability would be questionable and once it's out of
line of sight...
||Oddly reminiscent of the kinetic memory of the
genie in "Declare".