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Wow that's awesome, but who can actually afford to cruise around in this thing?

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Wow...I wonder if they're looking to hire pilots. "You'll have the opportunity to fly the most unnecessary and ridiculous looking flying machine ever built!"

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Where do I sign up? :vomit:

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"You'll have the opportunity to fly the most unnecessary and ridiculous looking flying machine ever built!"

(insert your own osprey joke here)

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Do you think the emergency passenger briefings will include the Gideon Bibles in the hotelicopter night-stands?

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"You'll have the opportunity to fly the most unnecessary and ridiculous looking flying machine ever built!"

I heard they were considering it for the CSAR-X competition...

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Wow, what an amazing idea - how about we float these people a couple of billion in stimulus money?

"Hotelicopter: it’s like a cruise, but through the air"

I've flown on several helicopters in the past - none of which were even remotely like a 'cruise through the air'.

Day before April 1st, anyone?

Mike

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Wait till this thing crashes. I can just imagine it. Headline news. Lil Wayne, dead in helicopter crash while him and his home boys were partying aboard the latest hotelicopter. Amongst the guests was Donald Trump who was saved by his extra soft bed that cushioned the impact upon crashing. He managed to escape the flying hotel with severe burns.

Can you imagine crashing in this thing?

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Guest PerArduaAdAstra

It would have been a little funnier if it had actually been released tomorrow. Not a lot funnier, but a little.

Wired.com

Hotelicopter Hoax Flies Over Bloggers' Heads

There's a sucker born every minute, and they're all buying the "hotelicopter" story, ahem, flying around the blogosphere.

Several websites, including some that should know better, are reporting that a guy named Alvin Farley has spent five years converting the world's largest helicopter into the world's first flying hotel. The modified Soviet Mil V-12 helicopter is 137 feet long and features 16 cabins and two suites decked out with queen-size beds, heated toilets and whirlpools. The flying five-star hotel makes its inaugural flight June 26.

Thing is, the story has a few holes big enough to fly the Hotelicopter through.

First, the Mil V-12 is a real helicopter, but there's no way Farley bought one. The Soviets only built two. One crashed in 1968. The other currently sits in a museum in Moscow. We have the pictures to prove it. Second, the interior shots of the Hotelicopter were lifted straight from Yotel, the chain of hotels that offers tiny accommodations at European airports.

We tried to track Farley down, but couldn't reach him by phone or e-mail. That only strengthens our case — you'd think someone drumming up publicity for a venture like this would make it easy for journalists to get ahold of him. We suspect the only "updates" the site will send those who sign up for the e-mail alerts will be an "April Fool's" message on Wednesday.

The only thing funnier than the 38-second video of the "test flight" is the fact so many people fell for the joke.

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I was trying to figure out why they used the NOAA hanger as the background.

Oh well guess it was all a joke.

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While it's not actually a flying hotel, the real thing was almost as impressive...

Mike

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