Did you know there’s a jet with a bitcoin logo plastered on its body? I didn’t.
I’ve just learned about it today, and as a private pilot in training, I’m giddy with excitement.
So here’s the skinny: two guys, one jet, and a number of air shows that always seem to wow audiences — and evangelizing bitcoin along the way.
Aptly named the Bitcoin Jet, it’s an Aero Vodochody L-39 aircraft capable of some pretty impressive maneuvers. It’s owned by Mark “Fidel” Hale, a self-described Silicon Valley entrepreneur and bitcoin evangelist (with a keen interest in aviation). Paul “Sticky” Strickland is a part of the team, too, and he’s a former United States Air Force Thunderbird with nearly 4,000 hours logged in a variety of aircraft.
According to the Bitcoin Jet homepage, there’s two displays scheduled at this time. The first is this weekend in Idaho, and the second is at the Las Vegas Airshow on November 8-9.
The concept of taking advantage of cool machines to promote bitcoin isn’t new. Most recently, I posted a small article on the bitcoin race car (pictures) — which followed in the footsteps of the Dogecoin race car. It’s no different than slapping a Red Bull logo on a plane and it’s all about promotion.
If you’d like to learn more about the Bitcoin Jet, you can read about it on its official website here. What do you make of the concept?
(Images courtesy: bitcoin-jet.com)