Damn Rich People: Plane Designed With Two Elevator Seats That Rise To A Personal Bubble Atop The Plane

December 14, 2015


This is aerospace engineering firm Windspeed's conceptual SkyDeck system. It consists of two special seats that rise above the cabin via a personal elevator so you can peek out of a clear dome atop the plane. Plus the chairs rotate all the way around so you can fly facing backwards if you want. Allegedly one aircraft manufacturer has already signed on to produce an airplane with the SkyDeck system. Alternatively, JetBlue can just strap me to a wing like I've always dreamed of.

A spacious, aerodynamic dome on top provides unprecedented views of the skies surrounding the aircraft for two privileged passengers. Windspeed guarantees the material used for the dome is as strong as the rest of the plane, and will easily survive extreme weather conditions and other impacts, such as birdstrikes.

Ahahahhaha, I'm sure the dome will be strong enough to survive a bird hitting it, but if you're sitting in that seat when it happens will YOU survive? I can't imagine a bird exploding in front of your face at 500MPH will cause any less than four heart attacks. *clutching heart* I'm just sitting here at my desk at work and I'm getting heart palpitations even thinking about it. "Your heart is on the other side." Not mine, God made me special. "God made you so everyone else feels better about themselves." That's probably true.

Keep going for a video of the company's walk-up version because, come on, even some rich people will admit the elevator is overkill.

Thanks to Douglas V, who wants to be duct taped to the nose of the plane like a real thrill seeker.

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