Would you want to fly a glass-bottomed plane?

Published on: August 28, 2013 | Last Updated on April 5, 2016
Virgin introduces a new glass-bottomed plane

Virgin introduces a new glass-bottomed plane (Photo Credit: Virgin)

Virgin has developed new technology to produce the world’s first glass-bottomed plane.

Glass-bottomed boats are commonplace at many seaside resorts. I’ve enjoyed excursions on them in Los Cabos and Jamaica. But Sir Richard Branson announced an aeronautical first: His Virgin group has developed the technology required to produce the world’s first glass-bottomed plane.

The innovation, which was personally funded by Branson, is designed to allow travelers sweeping landscape views through the floors beneath them. The plan is for cabin attendants to receive special training to assist any flyers who become unnerved.

The aircraft will resemble an Airbus 320. If the glass-bottomed plane proves popular, long-haul routes may also be introduced. Media reports speculate that the glass floor jets may be introduced by April 2014. This technological breakthrough coincides with Virgin Atlantic Airways’ launch of its first ever domestic service to Scotland.

Read more about it here on Richard’s Blog.

Would you fly a glass-bottomed plane? 


  • Reply
    Michele P
    August 31, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    oh Lord no! I am scared to death to fly, even though I do.. but when I just mentioned it to my husband and 11 yr old they were all for it!

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