Ever wanted to experience the joys of flight without the usual limits of the tiny windows on a normal airplane, with their narrow field of vision? If you answered yes, youâre not alone, and you just might get your wish in the coming years. Created by SkyDeck, the âsky bubbleâ could revolutionize the way we experience flight. The glass bubble would be situated on the top of an airplane, and would allow passengers a fantastic, absolutely breathtaking, 360 degree panoramic view of the skies from above.
Skydeckâs âsky bubbleâ invention will seat two passengers at a time to enjoy the view, with the seats being able to completely turn around in any direction, in order to give passengers the most ideal perspective. According to Windspeed Advances, the bubble will actually be able to be placed on top of, and integrated into any commercial airplane desired. You might think adding a structural change like this to an aircraft would affect its aerodynamic attributes, but according to SkyDeck that simply is not the case. They claim that adding the bubble would have no negative impact on a planeâs flight worthiness whatsoever.
Interestingly enough, and fairly surprising, the patent for this invention is still pending. According to the best current estimates, adding this feature to a plane would cost anywhere between $8 million to $25 million, so the economic feasibility of adding this to a plane will depend largely on how many consumers would be willing to pay for the privilege of the breathtaking view, and exactly how much they would be willing to pay for it. Shakil Hussain, the CEO and founder of SkyDeck, believes the invention will be accessible at some point in the future, âThe idea pulled in a ton of consideration at the late meeting of the National Business Aviation Association, in Las Vegas. A substantial air ship maker in Europe is making arrangements to begin offering the SkyDeck to potential clients soon.â So rather than playing on their phones and tablets, watching movies, or reading, passengers may soon have the chance to experience the wonder of flight like never before.