The future of inflight entertainment?
Ever wondered what the world looks like from outside a flight? While airlines try to improve on existing viewing systems, Shakil Hussain and the team at Windspeed Technologies take a different view of inflight entertainment. The company’s revolutionary SkyDeck promises an exhilarating chance to transcend the traditional limits of the aircraft and see the world from outside the fuselage. VIPs and airlines can choose from a single- or two-seat platform, raised to the limits of the plane (whether wide-bodied or a small executive jet) by staircase or lift. The tear-drop canopy of the pod will be made of the same highstrength materials as those used on supersonic fighter jets, ensuring the SkyDeck can withstand all conditions and have minimal effect on aeronautical drag. Prices stretch from US$3 million for a single-seat staircase option to $25 million for wide-bodied airliners, opening up a world of new experiences in the sky.