Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Christmas Gift Idea

For anyone out there wondering what to get me for Christmas, wonder no more. Behold the ESG and Freesky Gryphon Flying Wing (courtesy of Popular Science and Gizmodo:

The mission starts when the brave soul wearing this birdman outfit takes a flying leap out of an airplane at 33,000 feet—hopefully equipped with warm clothes and oxygen—and flies the jet wing wherever he's going until he gets to an altitude of about a mile. At that point, somehow our intrepid hero sheds his wing and opens a parachute, letting that wing dangle below him as he floats to the ground.

Pardon me while I drool.


Trey said...

This is what you should wear when preparing next year's turkey - for quick escapes from errant turkey juice. If nothing else, I'm sure the ladies will love it!

Anonymous said...

This is a far cry from a black-checkered robe, white go-go boots and yellow Playtex gloves. The first thing I thought -- Boba Fett (sp??) from Star Wars! -- Denise

Rob Rogers said...

Dude, if you used it for cropdusting, you could totally take it as a tax write-off! That would be taking bubba geekdom to a whole new level.