Here’s the parts list for an ongoing adventure:
-Half-acre of fabric.
-One wicker basket.
Combine those components with some careful sewing and a few knots, and you’ll have man’s original flying machine.
The FAA, in their unique government-speak, classifies this kind of craft as a “lighter than air” ship.
Flying one of these requires training and a license but there’s no need for any technology that didn’t exist 150 years ago. A GPS unit is only added weight.
Low and slow in this airship is even lower and slower than a fixed-wing airplane.
Up, up and away.
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