Learjet company?

MissKittyKat

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Is this true? Will the Learjet company be using their Lears to launch people into space. This has to coincide with the gentleman who took a plane into space recently and won alot of money for doing such an accomplishment.

Does anyone have any interesting articles or downloads to read if this happens to be true? Thanks MissKittyKat
 

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Just say no. Don't do drugs. Stay in school.

And don't post when doing said drugs...what on earth are you talking about???
 

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Gentleman, I am asking a serious question, did anyone here this? YOU know you saw it on the news when a gentleman took a plane into space not a spaceship and there was some talk that they were going to use Lears in the future. I was just wondering what was the next step on this since this was an aviation community.

I am facinated with this experiment and wanted to have a "general discussion on it" Seriously does anyone know if they are using Lears for this future project?

Thanks MissKittyKat
 

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Ah, cute idea. I see someone has finally found a way to make the 20 series Lears useful again...

10 psi differential, they say. I believe the highest the original designs in the 20 series were certified to was 51,000, and it wasn't really a good idea even then. With 10 psid, what would that make the cabin pressure during a typical geosyncronous orbit...something like 80,000' cabin pressure altitude?

Makes my blood boil just thinking about it.
 

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At least the Lear looks like an airplane.

That Rutan X-Plane looked like something from Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.
 

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I got to see the Space Ship One and White Knight when it landed here in Tulsa. It was very cool to see, even more impressive to see it land. I guess White Knight uses the CJ610s like the Lear 20 series has.
 

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MissKittyKat said:
Gentleman, I am asking a serious question, did anyone here this? YOU know you saw it on the news when a gentleman took a plane into space not a spaceship and there was some talk that they were going to use Lears in the future. I was just wondering what was the next step on this since this was an aviation community.

I am facinated with this experiment and wanted to have a "general discussion on it" Seriously does anyone know if they are using Lears for this future project?

Thanks MissKittyKat
I went in to space just last night. Lets go have a drink and I'll tell you all about it;)
 

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Lear 23/24 FL600 and climbing, who cares about the certified altitude.
 

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The director of training is pretty hot.

'Aviation Cute' as they call it....
 

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avbug said:
10 psi differential, they say. I believe the highest the original designs in the 20 series were certified to was 51,000, and it wasn't really a good idea even then. With 10 psid, what would that make the cabin pressure during a typical geosyncronous orbit...something like 80,000' cabin pressure altitude?

There is apparently a miniscule difference in the pressurization requirements between 51,000' and 330,000'. Think about it - there is already hardly any air left at FL510.

This project was in the news awhile back and is in the current issue of General Aviation News. It is an interesting concept, but I don't think I will be investing!
 

TurboS7

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Lighten up avbug, she is a flight attendant on a Global Express, she spends a lot of time at 8000 feet cabin altitude.
 
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