By now, some of you mightÂ have seen some bit of news concerning Everett, WA-based Windspeed Technologiesâ€™ new SkyDeck modification for large passenger aircraft. If youâ€™ve managed to miss it, imagine adding a big fighter-jet cockpit canopy to the top of a jetliner, with a couple of first class seats inside, and youâ€™ve got the idea.
â€œI travel a lot,â€ Windspeed Technologies President and CEO Shakil Hussain explained to AirlineReporter. â€œI was trying to find ways to reduce the boredom of long fights and realized over the years that the offerings of in-flight entertainment have not changed much â€” youâ€™re watching a movie on a screen or something else while being confined to a relatively tight space. I was once invited into the cockpit of a 747 in flight â€” the view was unbelievable. I thought that if I could design something to allow the public to access such an amazing view, that this could be even better than what the pilots could see.”