Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Flying by the Seat of Your Pants Launcher

Launches you into air using explosive charges
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Now here is a product that will really have you flying by the seat of your pants!

Strap yourself into the FBTSOYP Launcher. The launcher resembles an office chair, fitted with special boosters underneath with protective panties, made of special heat-resistant materials, in the seat. Climb into the panty-seat and get ready to blast off because, most likely, the blast off will take you by surprise. All steering is done on a mere wisp of a whim. And your flight time and destination are the result of the directions your whims take you.

This is only for thrill-seekers. The perfect gift for people who "have everything" or frequent flyers.

XSarenkaX, Oct 01 2002

What to wear once you're up there http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/830210.stm
Speeds up to 100mph possible. *Definitely* flying by the seat of your pants - bear in the mind the original inventor of this suit, Patrick DeGayardon, died on a test flight. [Nick@Nite, Oct 21 2004]

Here is a scale model being tested on animals! http://www.straight...assics/a5_170b.html
Animal rights activists up in arms! [PSU_ME, Feb 21 2006]


       only to be used in conjunction with new intangible ceilings™
Zircon, Oct 01 2002

       //And your flight time and destination are the result of the directions your whims take you. //   

       I'd like something a little less capricious - perhaps a Finger-In-The-Air navigation system?
egbert, Oct 01 2002

       As your whim wills it.
XSarenkaX, Oct 01 2002

       Goodness sarenka... flying by the seat of your pants?! How very whimsical and daring... almost as much so as having an out-of-character cup of hot chocolate!
Blimey.. maybe not that extravagant - now that would really be flying by the seat of your pants!
NickTheGreat, Oct 01 2002

       But wouldn't the hot chocolate spill, if the trip was bumpy that is?
blissmiss, Oct 01 2002

       <rambling> It would have to be stored in a sealed flask, perhaps fixed to the seat. Otherwise, you could simply fit a parachute to the seat and, once it had opened and a nice steady rate of descent had been established, you could simply sit and drink it in a nice peaceful manner, as any civilised person would drink a cup of tea of an afternoon. </rambling>
NickTheGreat, Oct 01 2002

       That's me, the daring one.   

       As for the "civilised" drinking of cocoa, please note: //This is only for thrill-seekers.//Don't worry about my cocoa, there's a cupholder...spillproof. :) Even has a marshmallow dispenser.
XSarenkaX, Oct 01 2002

       Nice link [Nick@]. Very fashionable.
blissmiss, Oct 01 2002

       Oh good, sarenka - I can sleep well tonight with that knowledge.
NickTheGreat, Oct 01 2002


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