Sure, Why Not?: A 6-Foot Kite That Looks Like An F-35 Fighter Jet

May 16, 2019


This is the Six Foot F-35 Kite available from Hammacher Schlemmer. It looks like a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jet, measures 66" long x 71" wide x 8" high (so it's six feet in width, not length) and costs $130. Obviously, I plan on flying one over my lair at all times to let my enemies know I'm very well protected. "And you're convinced they'll think it's a real jet." Of course, my enemies are the stupidest. "GW...are you your own worst enemy?" I don't have to answer that but yes, why?

Thanks to Christopher K, who agrees let's go fly a kite, up to the highest height.

  • Qthedude16

    That's a pretty cool kite

  • Gilbert

    Yes, they had me going "Shut up and take my money!" until I saw the $130 price tag...

    I think the most expensive kite I've ever owned was $25, and I can't justify more than that to something that's just going to be eaten by a tree later.

  • sizzlepants

    I remember flying a kite when I was really young - like 5ish. Nice breezy day in the backyard but then my father decided to take me to the store. My kite had been rocking it for a while so I decided to not kill its fun and tied it to the fence and hoped it would still be flying when I came back.

    It wasn't.

    Turns out the local airport didn't like having random objects 'permanently' hanging out in the sky and sent some officials to find our house and get my mom to take it down.

    Lucky for me that was back in the 80s so there were no guns involved.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I've flown kites exactly one time... I was 34.

  • sizzlepants

    Was it at least a good time hahaha?

    Also guessing kites are an unexpected indication of the rural / urban divide.

  • GeneralDisorder

    It was alright. It was a wee bit too windy that day apparently.

    I grew up in the most rural of rural bumfuck Pennsylvania has to offer (well, alright, I lived in downtown Kersey but Kersey is one-road and there's ATV paths that parallel it.

    I just never owned a kite. My parents were kind of lazy about doing outside stuff (one of the downsides of having older parents)

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