Sunday, February 1, 2015

Chasing Maverick

Do your best Top Gun impression with the Saker-1


A man needs to get around. By land, by sea, and yes, by air.

But commercial airlines are only good for contracting whooping cough and getting an up-close earful of the Wailing Infant Chorus.

So then there's the private option. Prop planes? (Eff outta here.) Gulfstream? (Who are you, your father?)

You need the Saker-1, a personal military-style jet that's fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your perspective) not weaponized. Ballistic missiles aside, here's what your Powerball jackpot will get you. 

The S-1 can climb 14,000 feet per minute, with a max operating altitude of 45,000 feet. And she's mighty fast, too, pushing Mach .99. You know, just in case you need to hop to Vegas at the speed of sound.

The one tricky issue for most of us: the price. The S-1 will run you between $5 and $7 million, depending on your options. But considering that it only costs $2 per nautical mile to operate, it's actually relatively affordable.

A penny saved, as they say.

Saker-1 Personal Jet

Price: $5,000,000-$7,000,000; preorder here

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