Paul Allen Shows Off the Worlds Largest Airplane for the First Time

You can’t be a Silicon Valley billionaire without having your own initiative to build a big-ass aircraft. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is most definitely a Silicon Valley billionaire and today, he proved that by pulling the world’s largest airplane out of its hangar for the first time.

Allen first announced the Stratolaunch way back in 2011. Test flights were supposed to begin in 2016, but that deadline came and went. Aerospace engineer Burt Rutan and his team have been hard at work on the massive airplane all this time. Though no test flights were performed today, we did get our first look at this bad boy in tons of hi-res photos that will put a smile on the face of anyone who fancies aircraft porn.

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