Entertainment World’s Largest Aircraft ‘The Flying Bum’ Prepares for First Flight

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    An aircraft as long as a football pitch and as tall as six double decker buses has left its hangar in Bedfordshire, England, in preparation for its first flight.

    The Airlander 10 aircraft, dubbed ‘The Flying Bum’, is essentially three streamlined airship-type bodies merged into one with wings and rotary engines.

    Capable of flying for up to five days without refueling, the Airlander 10 was originally developed by the U.S. military as a surveillance craft. Defense budget cuts meant to government decided to sell it.

    Its new owners, Hybrid Air Vehicles, has converted it for commercial use, allowing it to take passengers and cargo.
     
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    In layman's terms that means the flying ass.
     
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    Pitching is in baseball, not football.
     
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    dude thats British shit get with the program
     
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    I hope they didn't fill it with hydrogen like those silly nazis.

    God, I wish Zepplins were a thing again, that seems like it'd be the ultimate way to travel.
     
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    What is the point of this new huge blimp? Bigger ad space?
     
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    Yeah they could do long slow , low flights over scenic areas and linger say over parts of Hawaii or the Grand Canyon...I had a guy propose just that idea in 1973 !! How about 3 days over the Great Smokey Mountains or the Florida Keys...?? I'm there.

    "musky but not pooney " Mr X
     
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    You couldn't sign me up fast enough for that. Rigid airships should have been common, it's sad that one accident (or was it?) ended one of the coolest methods of transportation mankind has ever developed.
     
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    "Uh, hello, Airplanes? Yeah, this is Blimps. Yeah, you win."

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    As long as it don't get hit by a flying..
     
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    It's a derigable not an airplane.
     
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    Better not let anyone smoke on that thing. Otherwise. hello Hindenburg 2.0!
     
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    It wonder how it sounds flying overhead.

     
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    Back in the 50's there was always a blimp (we called them blimps) somewhere in the summer sky.
    They used them for advertising.
    But with ever increasing airplane trafic, they had to stop flying them.

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    Seems like one cheapo 1980's rpg could take that pos down in seconds flat.
     
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    Fucking asshole
     
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