While laughing at the Biking plebeians, let talk about how great Private Jets are. My personal favorite are Cessna Citation Xs and sometimes even Boeing 757s.
>post your Private jets, laugh at Bike plebeians.
>Not buying a private jet that can do Sydney to LA on one tank.
>Being this pleb.
my personal favorite planes are the SR71 blackbird and the F22 raptor
LMAO at these plebs who actually go outside instead of fantasizing about stuff they read about in a magazine
>Wanting to ever venture outside the borders of the bestest freest country in the whole wide world.
Outside the boundaries of this thread. Here, have some jet F-9 Panther replica from Australia.
Apparently a certain degree of pointy will negate much of the boom.
So, watch the skies.
If NASA went there then the US military has a vested interest in making it work.
Supersonic over land is not a new thing and doing it more politely probably happens.
federal law covers sonic boom overpressure limitations, not an outright ban on supersonic travel. So, the idea is if you can muffle the boom enough with these anteater noses, you might clear that bar. The military has the obvious interest of reducing their acoustic signature so funded some of the interest in the boom reducation studies along with NASA, the more recent of which is reconfiguring the nose of an F-5 that had a decent improvement. But the acoustic problem is not just the nose, the rear shock from the end of the aircraft is also an issue that requires a lot more thought. NASA felt a new build with the nose work at least built in and not retrofitted should clear the FAA rules though.
Company claims their bird can fly boomless at up to mach 1.2.
This baby connects the entire world
Private pilots are not allowed to be paid for their services. Its a first step towards commercial pilot. Protip: "commercial pilot" means ONLY that you're allowed to be paid. It does NOT mean that you'll be captain of a 747 the next day.
Not a pilot, so explain. Can a private pilot be paid to fly? Can a commercial pilot do anything a private can't, other than get paid?
>The private pilot certificate is the certificate held by the majority of active pilots. It allows command of any aircraft (subject to appropriate ratings) for any non-commercial purpose, and gives almost unlimited authority to fly under visual flight rules (VFR). Passengers may be carried and flight in furtherance of a business is permitted; however, a private pilot may not be compensated in any way for services as a pilot, although passengers can pay a pro rata share of flight expenses, such as fuel or rental costs. Private pilots may also operate charity flights, subject to certain restrictions, and may participate in similar activities, such as Angel Flight, Civil Air Patrol and many others.
>Private pilots are not allowed to be paid for their services.
>private pilot may not be compensated in any way for services as a pilot
Am I missing something here, and are these not equivalent statements? That's pretty much the way I thought it was. Friends can chip in for gas, but a private pilot is not allowed to make any money on the deal.
Is there some subtle interpretation you would like to trot out for us?
Dude I have the FAR AIM sitting right next to me(Federal aviation regulations and aeronautical information manual) and it says you cant at section 61.113. You can only split the cost of operations and you cant pay less than anyone else.
If I could have any private aircraft for luxury travel it would be the FW-200, not a joke. This plane can land anywhere, no need for airports. It set a distance record right before WW2 by flying from Berlin to Tokyo. I would replace its 4 radial engine with 2 turboprops for more speed and range.
Get a seat up front as they had a habit of "landing anywhere" rather like this.
As a design their structural integrity field was rather lacking.
A now retired "private" jet.
I probably paid for the ground crews tea and biscuits.
Like everyone else has said private pilots cannot get directly paid but they can split the costs of flying evenly with any passengers they are carrying. Getting a commercial license does allow you to legally get paid for flying but you can't just go out and start flying people around for money. If you had a plane and wanted to charge people to fly on it then you also need an air taxi certificate. Without you basically have to get hired by a company to get paid to fly. All this is United States btw
Australian guy designed & built it from scratch (had a real hard-on for the F-9 Panther, apparently). Engine is a surplus helicopter T-58 with the power section removed. Haven't been able to find specs on it, just a few youtube videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvRs4tWOkss
fuck, thats awesome. So its only single engine yeah? Reckon he's limited by the glide distance when flying over water?
If I win that $50m jackpot in new years I reckon I'll get one of those Cirrus SF50s... those small jet planes are fuckin sweet.
Single-engine, just as the original Grumman F9F design was. The US Navy has long wavered between single-engine and twin-engine fighter designs.
Those SF50s are p. neat, but seem like they're going to kill a shitload of doctors
confess,, have you let "Auto,, fly,,, while you sat in the back?
The 767 bandit is still the best looking livery ever to me
Yea, but that only kinda works. If it was brought up in any juristidction that you made $10,000 off of flight instruction in less than a year and none of your students ever passed the test for their private pilot liscense than that is probably grounds for the FAA to revoke your liscense, have you labeled as a con and be, and at worst have a lawsuit on your hands.