The Airlander 10 hybrid airplane-airship, the world's longest aircraft at 302 feet long, has emerged from its hangar at Cardington Airfield, Bedfordshire, England.
The British company Hybrid Air Vehicles developed the prototype over the last decade, originally supported by a US Army contract. They expect the design to have commercial applications in used surveillance, communications, transporting cargo, humanitarian missions and passenger travel.
The firm should ask Sir Mix-A-Lot to record a jingle: "I like big butts and this one can fly..."
(BBC, thanks Rick Pescovitz!)
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