chrisdigo
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The First Civilian Aircraft Carrier

Thu Nov 06, 2003 3:48 pm

Hello

I would like to have some feedback from you guys. What do you think about the Freedom Ship International Project?

http://www.freedomship.com

If they ever build it it will become the first civilian aircraft carrier.

A quote from the site:


Misperception: The aircraft flight deck can accept 747 aircraft.

Facts: The largest aircraft this flight deck can accept are turboprop aircraft in the 38 to 40-passenger range. We have spent a lot of work investigating the safety and noise factors associated with this facet of the ship and we believe this can be done in a safe and quiet manner. The reason we incorporated this facility into the design of Freedom Ship is because helicopters are expensive to purchase and operate, they are limited to only a short operational range, they carry only a few passengers, and their overall safety factor is less than that of fixed wing aircraft. Fixed wing aircraft are economically and strategically more practical for our requirements.


From who will they get the certification? the FAA? Does this projet seems to you realistic?

It will become the primary destination for the major airliners!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

The 3d pictures are here:

http://www.freedomship.com/freedomship/gallery/new/new.shtml

WOW!!

Chris
 
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RE: The First Civilian Aircraft Carrier

Thu Nov 06, 2003 11:05 pm

And how will the ILS work? What about pitch? Nothing better than touching down in a 100,000 pound aircraft and having your ass slapped off.
 
PanAmerican
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RE: The First Civilian Aircraft Carrier

Thu Nov 06, 2003 11:13 pm

The first thing that came to my mind is that there is something similar to this already. A cruise ship already exists that has only apartments to buy and live in permanently, no suites just for a vacation...
But THEN I took a closer look on that site.
This is absolutely crazy! Are they for real or is this some rip-off company?
Very ambitious project... Did you see those numbers?

40,000 full time residents,
30,000 daily visitors,
10,000 nightly hotel guests,
and 20,000 full time crew.
This makes a population of 100,000!!!

Ahm, it would create a city without poverty for sure... Definitely available to well off people only.
But an interesting idea I must say. I don't think this could become a reality though... I mean, nothing is impossible but I'm not sure there are enough people willing to pay the price of living on that thing.
However, if they ever build it, the pilots approaching should make sure they are not flying too low, otherwise a few happy apartment owners will be woken up by a plane crash in into their living room.

Regards,

 Smile/happy/getting dizzyPA
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Boeing777/747
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RE: The First Civilian Aircraft Carrier

Fri Nov 07, 2003 12:23 am

Image!


 
chrisdigo
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RE: The First Civilian Aircraft Carrier

Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:25 am

PanAmerican:Definitely available to well off people only.
I don't think this could become a reality though... I mean, nothing is impossible but I'm not sure there are enough people willing to pay the price of living on that thing.


Well I read an article about this project 4 years ago on a French papers. And they said that almost avery apartments was sold out already!

Also they were supposed to start building this floating city in 2001 offshore Onduras. But I don't know what's going on. You see the 1st trip is scheduled to begin in 2007.

Anyways, this pose also some phylosophic questions. Utopic communities never worked.

BoeingGoeingGone: Nothing better than touching down in a 100,000 pound aircraft and having your ass slapped off.

I think the boat is very heavy and a plane landing on that could be compared as a mosquito landing on your hand?

Chris

PS: Boeing777/747: how do you insert a non A.net picture like that?
 
RiverVisualNYC
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RE: The First Civilian Aircraft Carrier

Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:32 am

Looks like sci-fi fantasy. Greater chance that Boeing will finally get around to building that SST Nixon wanted in the '70s.
 
subzero
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RE: The First Civilian Aircraft Carrier

Fri Nov 07, 2003 6:06 am

I agree with RiverVisual, Fantasy...
 
high_flyr69
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RE: The First Civilian Aircraft Carrier

Fri Nov 07, 2003 7:01 am

Just some over the top corporation hiring a graphic designer trying to make a name for himself. This ship will never happen. not in my lifetime at least. No need to get excited people
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Cessna172RG
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RE: The First Civilian Aircraft Carrier

Fri Nov 07, 2003 7:09 am

To quote Dr. Evil...

"How about no, Scott?"

That's gotta be the craziest thing I've seen! I can see the next Austin Powers movie... "You will give me a hundred bazillion gajillion fafillion shabadabadillion dollars or I'll build a colossal aircraft carrier and fling tofu at you with my high class pilots!"

Ok, time for more niccotine...
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