The world’s longest aircraft, made by the aerospace company Straitlunch, flew for the first time on Sunday. The length of this craft is 385 feet, which is equivalent to a football field. This aircraft was being developed and tested till last year. After all, the plane first flew on Sunday. In this, six turbo engines have been installed, giving power to this 22 tonne aircraft. This aircraft was made by Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen’s company.
The aircraft flew 6.58 AM (Pacific Time) from the Mojo Air and Space Port in California. Receiving maximum speed of 189 miles (302.4 km) per hour, the plane flew 2.5 hours for the height of 17,000 feet in the Mojave Desert. Straatolunch CEO Jean Floyd said, “The first flight was fantastic.”
Let us tell you, the establishment of Stratolunch was done in 2011 to develop a large carrier aircraft in the form of Flight Launch Pad for the orbital-class rocket. According to CNN, the wingspan of the plane is 385 feet and it is 238 feet long, which is a world record. It is the widest of any airplane on Earth and weighs five million pounds.
Thomas Jürbchen, Associate Administrator, Department of Science Mission Directorate in NASA tweeted, “Flying this aircraft is a historic milestone for the StraitLunch team! It is connected to the end of the space and beyond. “Aircraft pilot Ivan Thomas also said,” The flight was comfortable as if any first flight should be. “