Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sport Cruiser


Forget the car, I was out with Loop Magazine last week, "road-testing" the little beauty in the photograph.

Available as a kit but also a factory-built order, the Sport Cruiser costs £40,000, has a top speed of 138mph at an economical 17 litres per hour. It has full "glass cockpit" instrumentation like the latest generation of airliners and is the ideal runabout for all the millionaires and property developers who will be rushing to buy a stake in Margate's regeneration, via Manston, following today's story in the Independent newspaper.

Now if we could turn a length of the the cliff at Palm Bay, near the pumping station, back into an airstrip - just like 1912 - just imagine what that would do for Cliftonville property prices and commuting opportunities to London?

Unfortunately, it's not rugged enough for banner work, so I'll have to stick to the workhorse Cessna 172s.

4 comments:

Michael Child said...

Simon I seem to remember reading that they moved the runway from there because pilots kept crashing into the cliff.

DrMoores said...

The aircraft are a little more reliable now and the pilots have to have a regular eye test!

Anonymous said...

You can forget the idea of a runway at Palm Bay we like our open spaces, thank you.....

DrMoores said...

Ironically, I could put an aircraft down on the grass quite happily now and without any interruption to the view. But in teh past, there was no CAA and Health & Safety to worry about yellow jackets and volumes of rules and regulations that make aviation a less exciting place to be than the days when a US Navy seaplane could land and park on the prom outside PAV's in St Mildred's Bay, so that the crew could buy ice cream!