Saker S-1 Personal Jet
we almost wanted to term the Saker S-1 Personal Jet a Fighter Jet, but it isn’t one. Saker Aircraft, the establishment responsible for this fighter jet-like personal jet, described the S-1 as “where military performance and style meets general aviation” which could only mean one thing: it is freaking awesome. and yet, this aircraft is totally capable of up jetting up to 0.99 Mach – a little short of breaking the sound barrier (and in fact, it can cos’ theoretically, it has a top speed of Mach 1.1), which also means, this bird is pretty damn fast. though bearing the form of the menacing, gas-guzzling fighter jet, it however, uses 20 percent less fuel than “the competitors” – all thanks to fuel-efficient Williams FJ44-4 engines and advanced aerodynamics that drastically minimized the drag, and with 5,000 hour TBO on the engines, it cost only $2 per nautical mile to operate which, if you already can afford its $7 million asking price, is well considered as cheap to operate.
like a real-deal fighter jet, it has avionics and systems to relieve the flight workload, so that you, as the pilot, can concentrate in putting the aircraft through its paces, through a wide range of maneuvers. btw, it has a G-range of -3/+7 which pretty much let you do anything while in the sky. you know what they say about the sky’s the limit? that will hold true for this aircraft. other benefits including the ability to fly out of 5,000+ U.S. airports, capacity for two crews, a payload of 5,200 lbs, a service ceiling of 45,000 feet, supports external fuel pods of 100 US gallon each for extended range and it has a standard range of 1,600 miles or 2,200 with the said pods. besides the astronomical sum, you will be needing a regular pilot license to fly this thing. we don’t need to tell you that, do we? head past the jump to find a small gallery of rendered look.