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Commercial space travel

  1. #1
    Erekshun African Astronaut
    I think Elon Musk or someone is working on this but hold up!

    I haven't flown on an F-16 or F-15 fighter jet yet! I am sure this would be a money maker for some business man (or woman). I would pay $1000 for a 30 minute flight on one of these bad ass jets. I was in the military and know some people in the business and most planes have to have a thorough inspection after 1000 hours of flight. So if each 30 minute flight paid $1000, by the time inspection was due, the plane would have generated $2,000,000.

    I think the projected cost of space flight is $500K right now. Not sure what is included.
  2. #2
    Grylls motherfucker [abrade this vocal tread-softly]
    i was actually listening to his podcast with joe rogan today for the 4234234 time

    but a fighter jet cant get into space, they dont go fast enough
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    Erekshun African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Grylls i was actually listening to his podcast with joe rogan today for the 4234234 time

    but a fighter jet cant get into space, they dont go fast enough

    I don't want to go into space. I just want to experience a ride in a supersonic jet.
  4. #4
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country African Astronaut [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    €12,500 for 45 minutes in a MIG29
    https://www.flyfighterjet.com/

    Fighters burn well over $1,000 in fuel per hour, so $1000 for a ride of any duration might be unrealistic.
  5. #5
    Erekshun African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country €12,500 for 45 minutes in a MIG29
    https://www.flyfighterjet.com/

    Fighters burn well over $1,000 in fuel per hour, so $1000 for a ride of any duration might be unrealistic.

    Fuq a Mig, I doubt a US F-16 holds and burns that much fuel.
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    Grylls motherfucker [abrade this vocal tread-softly]
    Originally posted by Erekshun Fuq a Mig, I doubt a US F-16 holds and burns that much fuel.

    if you were in the military dont you have friends to sort this out?
  7. #7
    Erekshun African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Grylls if you were in the military dont you have friends to sort this out?

    I have been out since 1994 but I still have connections, or I can google.
  8. #8
    Grylls motherfucker [abrade this vocal tread-softly]
    Originally posted by Erekshun I have been out since 1994 but I still have connections, or I can google.

    1994, i would have been 6

    how old are you?
  9. #9
    Erekshun African Astronaut
    I am 24 years older than you.
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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country African Astronaut [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Originally posted by Erekshun Fuq a Mig, I doubt a US F-16 holds and burns that much fuel.

    Flying clean (no external weapons) an F 16 has a book ferry range of just over 2000 statute miles on a maximum fuel capacity of 11,800 pounds, or just over 1700 gallons. At the least expensive local airport, (Lawrence, Ma) Jet A is going for $4 a gallon, making the cost of the fill up about $7000. At 550MPH cruising speed the 2000 mile trip would take just over 3 1/2 hours, for an hourly cost of $2000 for fuel.

    Maximum endurance (rather than going someplace) would cut the fuel cost for an hour nearly in half, to about $1000 (1500 pounds or 220 gallons/hour instead of 480, plus an extra 50 gallons or so for the climb to 30,000 feet)

    Dogfighting for an hour with the afterburner on 50% of the time, on the other hand, would set you back nearly double, or close to $4000.

    If you gas up at a major airport, these prices can double (Boston’s Logan airport FBOs are charging $8/gal)
    https://www.quora.com/How-much-does-it-cost-dollars-on-fuel-for-a-fighter-jet-F-16-to-fly-for-an-hour-in-the-air

    Planes are thirsty animals.
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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country African Astronaut [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    People don't even realise how much fuel is sloshing all around them at all times. They concentrate solely on things they can see - like drinking straws.
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    Grylls motherfucker [abrade this vocal tread-softly]
    Originally posted by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country People don't even realise how much fuel is sloshing all around them at all times. They concentrate solely on things they can see - like drinking straws.

    what do you expect if they can break the sound barrier
  13. #13
    Erekshun African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country https://www.quora.com/How-much-does-it-cost-dollars-on-fuel-for-a-fighter-jet-F-16-to-fly-for-an-hour-in-the-air

    Planes are thirsty animals.

    Points well taken. In a commercial setting though afterburners wouldn't be used. Hell they could scale everything down to just takeoff, flying and landing. Nothing anywhere near a fighter capability which I think would still be one hell of a ride of which I would be willing to pay for.
  14. #14
    Grylls motherfucker [abrade this vocal tread-softly]
    Originally posted by Erekshun Points well taken. In a commercial setting though afterburners wouldn't be used. Hell they could scale everything down to just takeoff, flying and landing. Nothing anywhere near a fighter capability which I think would still be one hell of a ride of which I would be willing to pay for.

    the thread title was about commercial space travel

    now you realise you cant get into space on a jet?
  15. #15
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country African Astronaut [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Originally posted by Grylls you realise you cant get into space on a jet?

    Prove it.
  16. #16
    Erekshun African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Grylls the thread title was about commercial space travel

    now you realise you cant get into space on a jet?

    Bait and switch bitch!

    The big news is space travel, my point is I want to pay and fly in a US fighter jet (that I helped pay for) before I pay to fly in space.
  17. #17
    Grylls motherfucker [abrade this vocal tread-softly]
    Originally posted by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Prove it.

    you prove it
  18. #18
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country African Astronaut [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Are you talking about commercial space travel solely for tourism?

    To date the commercial space industry has mostly been launching satellites.

    Personally unless it was to spend a few days on the moon or somewhere I'd rather not go near space.
  19. #19
    Grylls motherfucker [abrade this vocal tread-softly]
    i dont need to prove it because a fighter jet cant fly fast enough to get out of the earths atmosphere

    maybe this is rocket science for you people
  20. #20
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country African Astronaut [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Originally posted by Grylls i dont need to prove it because a fighter jet cant fly fast enough to get out of the earths atmosphere

    That's just what they told you.
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