July 30, 2006

I'm in the high fidelity first class traveling set [Dave in Texas]
— Ace

and I think I need a Lear jet.

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The Eclipse 500. This little jet received its FAA certification recently. You can have one for a mere 1.5 million bucks. There is a waiting list.

I know. Most of you don't think about the cost of a private jet. They cost more. A lot more.

This little jet is going to turn the private air transportation industry on its head for two reasons... one, it's cheap. two, it can handle shorter runways. i.e. it's easier to go places that aren't congested.

I'm ready. Hey, it ain't a flyin car, but it's a step in the right direction.

Posted by: Ace at 09:05 AM | Comments (29)
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1 Eh, is Ace in that plane? And is the plane flying away from us, or towards us?

Just wondering.

Posted by: EFG at July 30, 2006 09:07 AM (rneoM)

2 It's an essential accessory to the Ace of Spades (TM) Lifestyle...

Posted by: Mark at July 30, 2006 09:17 AM (V9ydJ)

3 There's Ace on the Mutha Fkn' Plane!

Posted by: shawn at July 30, 2006 09:18 AM (ibtCa)

4 I wonder if someone will buy a bunch of these and set up an air-taxi service - short hops, standard pricing, high flexibility.

Posted by: Eric J at July 30, 2006 09:21 AM (5PRM2)

5 Eric, that has been theorized.

With a plane that flies as fast as a Lear but costs 20 times less, you need to pool maintenance and flight crews to be cost competitive.

That's gonna happen. You can afford to sell a seat from Dallas to New York that competes with AA.

Not "cheaper". But in the neighborhood. So much so you'd say "uh, airport bullshit? or $500 more and no airport bullshit"?

I know what I'd do.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at July 30, 2006 09:27 AM (wQVZr)

6 one, it's cheap. two, it can handle shorter runways. i.e. it's easier to go places that aren't congested.

Two words: Drug smuggling.

Oh, and imported hookers.

Posted by: harrison at July 30, 2006 09:34 AM (yYMAJ)

7 But can you fly me to the moon Dave?

Posted by: kevlarchick at July 30, 2006 09:36 AM (otuOL)

8 or Jupiter and Mars

Posted by: Dave in Texas at July 30, 2006 09:41 AM (wQVZr)

9 I know. Most of you don't think about the cost of a private jet. They cost more. A lot more.

No, we think of the potential for a pressure leak, losing all your oxygen, lapsing into unconsciousness, and flying on autopilot until you run out of fuel or are shot down by the military. Cost has nothing to do with it.

Posted by: shawn at July 30, 2006 09:46 AM (ibtCa)

10 Payne Stewart died on a really expensive plane.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at July 30, 2006 09:48 AM (wQVZr)

11 according to the article, this 8 yr old co. eclipse aviation (headed by an ex-microsoft exec & backed by gates) has orders for 2,500 planes @$1.5 million. that's 3.75billion in sales. nice business model.

Posted by: mcmorris at July 30, 2006 09:50 AM (4io9Y)

12 Looks very small to me. Obiously something for little league millionaires - not my category.

Posted by: alessandra at July 30, 2006 10:18 AM (n/PLG)

13 article on point to point air travel here.

It'd be a good thing, I think, to see the end of DFWs and O'Hares.

Posted by: John at July 30, 2006 10:18 AM (30uPm)

14 Sorry to interrupt, but here's a great story on one of our sniper dudes who's got several belts filled up with notches.

Posted by: Dogstar at July 30, 2006 10:42 AM (Z07fE)

15 This plane is being marketed as an air taxi, and people are worried that it will cause congenstion at airports beyond what they can handle.

Posted by: DaveS at July 30, 2006 10:45 AM (m/5FH)

16 The beauty of it is, it can handle smaller out of the way runways.

That's what opens up the market. You gotta have 4500 feet to land a Lear.

This one, not so much.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at July 30, 2006 10:49 AM (wQVZr)

17 I'm A Lear jet. Watch out for the snakes tho.

Posted by: Alear at July 30, 2006 10:55 AM (eruDT)

18 Good point alear - one other advantage is that this could only support a dozen or so snakes. Maybe even fewer Motherf**in snakes.

Posted by: Eric J at July 30, 2006 11:12 AM (5PRM2)

19 When did $1.5 million become synonymous with 'cheap'?

Posted by: Kevin at July 30, 2006 11:29 AM (++0ve)

20 My feelings exactly. How much plane can you get for six digits or less?

Posted by: Dogstar at July 30, 2006 11:31 AM (Z07fE)

21 When did $1.5 million become synonymous with 'cheap'?

Girls. Make some money.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at July 30, 2006 11:47 AM (wQVZr)

22 Ok, I just took a cyberwalk down the airplane tubes and educated myself. One hundred grand gets you a single-prop two-three seater, 10,000 feet @ 140 knots w/four hrs fuel, ~500-800 feet TO.

Complimental goggles included, w/your choice of color and zodiac logo.

Posted by: Dogstar at July 30, 2006 12:18 PM (Z07fE)

23 Yeah, but at 1.5 mil, how good really can the sound system be? Let alone pimpin' yo ride out with a decent DVD system...

Posted by: richard mcenroe at July 30, 2006 12:44 PM (agsQN)

24

You all might enjoy this video of some extreme low-level flight.  These are supposed to be Mirage F1 AZ's flown by the South African Air Force.  John at OPFOR posted the link a couple of weeks ago.


 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9T51UsuaPU&eurl


Posted by: Brett Bullington at July 30, 2006 02:05 PM (/QYGF)

25 Ummm I'm a little short...can someone loan me $1,999,999.75? I'll gladly repay you on Friday.

Posted by: Kanelin at July 30, 2006 03:56 PM (us6Iz)

26 How many hollywood wussie wads will be flying around in these jets while attending some rediclous earth day events and then flying home to blimb into their gas guzzling lioms and attend their stupid awards shows

Posted by: spurwing plover at July 31, 2006 04:23 AM (760E/)

27 Unless it was built by Lear, Inc., it isn't a Learjet. cf. Xerox, Jell-O and Kleenex.

It's an executive jet.

I love how they call it an "SUV of the skies" - it's more like the "Mazda Miata of the Sky"

An SUV would be something like this:
http://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/c-23.htm

Posted by: Jeff at July 31, 2006 08:13 AM (yiMNP)

28 The lowest price Learjet, the Model 40 goes for about 7 million. It also requires a two man crew.
I was a final assembler at Bombardier-Learjet in Wichita, KS for almost 6 years. The 40 and 45 are selling again.
Ace, make sure you check out the Premier 1 from Raytheon and the new Cessna Citation Mustang. Small BizJets are the future. Let me know when you get your airplane!

Posted by: Glenn Cassel at July 31, 2006 04:08 PM (j6kCT)

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