Whats it like to fly a Starship?
You might look at a canard aircraft like the Starship and ask yourself if it flies like a conventional airplane. With the exceptions outlined above regarding the superior ride in turbulence, the Starship flies like any other airplane in the sense that the control inputs are the same. But flying a Starship is a wonderful experience. The voluminous flight deck is beautifully laid out for single pilot operations. The sound and feel of the engines and airframe are at once powerful and poetic. The composite structure and the twin 1,200 hp Pratts sing a duet of strength and security; A Starship pilot feels as safe as babe in his/her mother’s arms. The machine feels like the melding of a magic carpet and a Mercedes Benz. She’s strong, smooth and majestic. It’s also kind of fun checking in as a Starship with ATC, controllers always respond with enthusiasm. One can’t help daydream about returning to earth in a real Starship, generations in the future. On the ramp she gathers more stares than a