7 Tricked Out Airplanes
Aside from a little amped up security and missing snacks, flying commercially may seem pretty standard these days. But there are some planes that go above and beyond the standard steel grey look.Walyou’s list of 7 Tricked-Out Airplanes For The Jet-Setter Geek features magnificent flying machines that jet-setting geeks everywhere will appreciate.
Airbus recently unveiled a new concept plane for the Paris Air Show, featuring a see-through cabin made of advanced materials. Passengers can looks up at the sky through the ceiling, play golf, and even get a massage. The seats also mold themselves to the shape of the person sitting in them. If you want to book a ticket, you’ll have to wait until at least 2050.
Western Pacific, a low-fare airline that launched in the mid-90s, painted many of their planes with logos to make them stand out. One of their most famous was a Boeing 737 emblazoned with everyone’s favorite animated dysfunctional family, The Simpsons. The plane was painted yellow and featured the whole gang: Bart, Homer, Lisa, Maggie and Marge. In 1998, Western Pacific went bust after some bad business decisions. As Homer would say, “D’oh!” But the Simpsons plane is still remembered as one of the most distinctive liveries ever to grace the skies.
This bizarre and sleek-looking aircraft, Boeing’s Bird of Prey, was a top-secret project that was tested in the Groom Lake testing site in Nevada, popularly mythologized as Area 51. Although it looks like something out of a science fiction movie, the plane is obviously much more earthly in origin. Boeing was able to test some ideas on this recently declassified plane, and the technology eventually ended up in some of the unmanned vehicles Boeing developed for the military.
Not only has Richard Branson exploring the depths of the ocean and launching his own private spacecraft, he’s also brought a touch of style back to air travel with his airlines, first with Virgin Atlantic and now with Virgin America. Geeks who catch a flight on this airline will be treated to mood lighting, games, movies, in-flight Wi-fi, and for a limited time they can even rent Chromebooks if they left their own laptops at home.
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