In a 21st century, aviation special of Pimp My Ride: Airplane owners could soon install glass bubbles on top of their planes.
SkyDeck, a 360 degree, tear-shaped bubble — in other words, the ultimate window seat — is ready for order.
SkyDeck was invented “to kill the boredom of long flights,” CEO and inventor of SkyDeck Shakil Hussain told Mashable.
“On a long flight, you’re stuck inside of what’s basically a can,” “On a long flight, you’re stuck inside of what’s basically a can,” he said, “and the only outside world you’re allowed to see is through little puddles called windows.”
SkyDeck comes with two options: a staircase leading to two seats, or a futuristic elevator tube that takes those seats from the cabin up to the viewing deck. The canopy of the bubble is made with similar materials as used on supersonic fighter jets. Once in the SkyDeck, passengers can rotate 360 degrees for the ultimate viewing experience.
The teardrop shape of the apparatus will not interfere with an aircraft’s tail performance, according to the company, but will affect fuel consumption because of the added weight.
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