Your Own “Fighter” Jet

If you already have everything and are looking for a little excitement, how about a two-seater sportscar of the sky?

The Saker S-1 is a private jet inspired by fighter jets and will be capable of hitting a top speed of Mach 0.99 and have a normal cruise speed of Mach 0.95.  Its cruise speed is a few knots higher than the fastest private jets currently available.

The S-1 will be a tandem two-seater including the pilot’s seat.  It is powered by a pair of Williams FJ44-4 engines.  Its 500 gallon fuel tank gives it a range of about 1,390 nautical miles. The standard range can be increased to about 2,000 nautical miles by adding two external 100 gallon tanks.

Saker is currently taking pre-orders for the S-1, which is expected to cost between $5 million to $7 million.  The jet will have an operating cost of about $2 per nautical mile.  Deliveries will not start until 2019.

I’m not sure if it includes flying lessons.

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