Wind turbines take flight

Pass Christian, Miss.

Hunt Aviation's presentation of its new gravity powered aircraft technology to the public and to the aviation industry for the first time at the National Business Aviation Association Convention in Orlando, FL was a tremendous success, according to Mr. Gene Cox, President of Hunt Aviation.

"The main advantages that we have over other aircraft technologies are that we can stay airborne indefinitely because of our aerostatic lift capabilities and we do not need fuel in order to fly," Cox stated. "Also, we can land on water and maneuver as a boat after landing or we can set down on any relatively flat surface, having vertical take-off and landing capabilities. Currently, we are in discussion with aviation industry strategic partners in regards to jointly bidding to build new aircraft prototypes for the nation's armed forces with dramatic new capabilities, such as no heat signature, no radar detection, no onboard fuel to combust or explode, and heavy lift capacity."


The gravityplane, as the new hybrid aircraft is called, was created by inventor, Robert Hunt. His invention is the first practical use of gravity to provide a motive force by creating a continuous cycle out of two forces of gravity: (1) buoyancy as an upward force caused by the greater gravitational pull of the earth on the surrounding atmosphere than on the lighter helium gas within the aircraft to gain potential energy of height; and, (2) gravity acceleration to provide downward and forward gliding thereby converting the potential energy of height into kinetic energy of motion—with the result being, for the first time ever, self-sustained fuel-less flight.

The gravityplane can switch back and forth from being lighter-than-air in order to gain altitude or to being heavier-than-air to become a glider by respectively exhausting compressed air that serves as ballast weight to become lighter or by bringing in compressed air to add weight.

How the gravityplane works: (1) lighter-than-air (aerostatic) lift—inert helium gas fills gas-bags enclosed within a rigid lightweight aircraft to gain altitude; and, (2) loss of lift—air from the surrounding atmosphere is compressed into the aircraft to cause the loss of aerostatic lift; and, (3) gliding—the aircraft glides long distances using high aspect ratio glider type of wings; and, (4) wind turbines—create and store energy during the downward glide and the stored energy is later used to again lose lift in a cycle. The aircraft does not require fuel, which is aviation's main cost, making it safe with no fuel to burn or explode. The aircraft, having no emissions or noise, is extremely environmentally friendly, according to the company.

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