A Test Pilot Is Needed

Allen and Elle take their newly acquired aircraft to a local airfield to find some more information and hopefully make a sale. They find that they actually have a powered parachute. What's more? In order to make the sale, Allen needs to be a test-pilot. What's the worst that can happen? Catastrophic failure.

- ELLE AND I ARE BRINGING THEULTRALIGHT TO THE UPTON AIRPORT.

HOPEFULLYWE'RE GOING TO FIND OUT

IF THIS EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFTWITH NO WINGS

IS ACTUALLY WORTH SOMETHING.

TOM IS AN ULTRALIGHT EXPERT, ANDHE'S GONNA GIVE US THE ANSWER.

I'M PRAYING THIS IS AS GOODAS I DESCRIBED IT.

- YOU TOLD ME YOU HADAN ULTRALIGHT, RIGHT?

THIS IS NOT AN ULTRALIGHT.

THIS ISA POWERED PARACHUTE.

- YOU'RE TELLING METHAT THIS THING FLIES AROUND,

THANKS TO A PARACHUTE,LIKE A HANG GLIDER, MAYBE?

- ABSOLUTELY, YEAH.

THE PARACHUTE IS THE WING.

IF IT WAS A SINGLE-SEATERAND A LOT SMALLER,

IT WOULD BE CONSIDEREDAN ULTRALIGHT,

WHICH HAS NO CERTIFICATION.

NOW THIS, BECAUSE IT HAS TWOSEATS, THIS IS A REAL AIRPLANE.

- YOU'RE CALLINGTHIS THING AN AIRPLANE?

- THIS IS AN AIRPLANE,ABSOLUTELY.

- BECAUSE IT LOOKSLIKE A LAWN CHAIR

ON A DUNE BUGGY,STRAPPED TO A LAWNMOWER.

WHO CAME UPWITH THIS RIDICULOUS PLAN?

- IT WAS A PROFESSORAT NOTRE DAME,

AND IT WAS A COLLEGE PROJECTTHING THAT THEY WORKED ON

FOR THE AIR FORCEWHEN IT FIRST GOT STARTED.

- SO WHAT ARE WE TALKINGVALUE-WISE HERE?

- 10,000 TO 18,000DEPENDING, YOU KNOW?

- YOU'RE KIDDING ME, 10,000TO 18,000 FOR THIS THING?

- YEAH.- REALLY?

- WELL, TELL YOU WHAT,8,000 THE WAY IT SITS.

10,000 IF YOU'RE IN IT.

- SO WHY DO IHAVE TO GO ON THIS THING?

- OKAY, WHEN THIS THING FLIES,

WE NEED TO TEST ITWITH TWO PEOPLE

AND MAKE SURETHE BALANCE IS RIGHT.

- I'M AN ANTIQUE DEALER,OKAY?

COME UP TO 10,000,I'LL TAKE MY MONEY,

MOVE ON DOWN THE ROAD,AND YOU CAN GO OUT THERE.

AND HOPEFULLYYOU'VE GOT SOME G.P.S.

BECAUSE I'D FEEL BADIF ANYTHING HAPPENED TO YOU.

- LOOKIT, YOU BROUGHT THISOUT TO ME.

I HAVE NO IDEAWHERE YOU GOT THIS FROM.

I DON'T KNOWIF THE ENGINE WORKS,

AND IF YOU'RE BRINGING THISOUT HERE

AND EXPECT ME TO PAYHIGH DOLLARS FOR IT,

I'M TELLING YOU, I WANT YOUIN THE BACK SEAT WITH ME.

- I JUST NEED TO KNOW HERE,

WHAT'S THE WORST THINGTHAT COULD HAPPEN?

- CATASTROPHIC FAILURE.

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