• Jan 17, 2008

Single-engine jet-powered dragster seeking female companion for thrilling adventure across salt flats. Petite build. Background in motorsports or aviation. With sponsors. Interested parties please contact Eric Ahlstrom (eahlstrom@pyramid.net), program manager, Steve Fossett World Land Speed Racing Team.

It's not exactly the kind of personal add you'd normally find in your local newspaper, but those are the criteria required by a team mounting the latest attempt at the land speed record. The 48-foot-long land-bound jet is powered by a 40,000-hp S&S LM-1500 turbine mounted in a sleek, aerodynamic body that is claimed to have less than a quarter the drag coefficient of the Trust SSC, the – ahem – "vehicle", if you could call it that, which currently holds the record.

Unfortunately, the design of the jetmobile necessitated a tiny cockpit, so they need a tiny driver to operate the thing. The pilot will be involved in each step along the road to the record attempt, including feedback on developmental runs and system tests slated for the next couple of months before they finally make a run at the record. Anyone have Danica Patrick's number? Oh wait, we do!

[Source: Inside Line]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      The first name that came to my mind was Vicki Butler-Henderson.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I nominate Condoleezza Rice.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It would go alot faster with out the giant airscoops.
      Suggest put the intakes on each side.
      Or save the cost and borrow an F/A -18 and keep it on the ground.

      Alfred Schrader
      F/A -18 manufacturer
      • 7 Years Ago
      "It's not exactly the kind of personal add you'd normally find in you"
      should be:
      "It's not exactly the kind of personal AD you'd normally find in you"

      :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      why woman? i'll starve myself. i can get to 100lbs!

      arent there more pics of it?
      • 7 Years Ago
      hey danica patrick might actually win something!

      zing
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmm... I'd be rather hesitant about getting in that. Whilst the Thrust SSC team did a huge amount of CFD, wind tunnel and rocket sled testing on their design, Craig Breedlove designed Spirit of America from eye which when you consider the forces that act on the car at 750mph is not very comforting. I seem to recall it had stability problems when it ran back in '97...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm thinking female ex-astronaut or jet jockey. There are quite a few of them out there. An A-10 pilot would feel right at home considering how low they already fly.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why not a horse jockey? Small, and used to danger.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Good idea. I don't think Danica is stupid enough to strap herself to a land-going jet.
      • 7 Years Ago
      One of women from the Pro ranks of motorcycle drag racing would fit the bill perfectly. Angelle Sampey comes to mind... runs high 6's at over 190mph on a motorcycle, 5'0", 105lbs.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I just like the vehicle. It looks like something out of a science fiction movie.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I nominate the NASA Chick with the Adult diapers.
      She obviously crazy enough to get into this contraption.
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