LTA’s inherent efficiency advantages are as fundamental as the laws of physics and, once realized, will transform the transportation industry as we know it today.
Principles of LTA
Direct Path Access
- The shortest path between two points equals conservation of fuel and time.
- Because LTA utilizes the earth’s atmosphere as its free and open transportation infrastructure, there are no speed limits, intersections, or traffic congestion.
- Nonstop access from any geographic location to any destination.
- No other transportation technology has this capability.
- Buoyancy counters the effects of gravity rendering the payload virtually weightless.
- All current forms of transportation must consume resources in their struggle with gravity on the grade or slope.
- Coupled with Direct Path Access, these two inherent advantages provide LTA a fuel and time efficiency not available to any other transportation technology.
- For more details, see our video presentations “Weightless Cargo” and “Fighting the Grade” on the “Pitch Deck” page of this website.
40 Years of Successful Service
- The Germans successfully used their Lighter-than-Air technology for 40 years in the early 1900’s.
- They transported the first passengers and cargo by air across continents, oceans, and around the world – a full 20 years ahead of the aeroplane.
- All of this was done using 1920s diesel engine technology equipped with fixed-pitch wooden propellers.
- And although they used the flammable gas hydrogen for buoyancy, they were so proficient with their technology that they enjoyed a perfect passenger safety record until the demise of the Hindenburg.
- For more details, see our video presentation “Passenger Flight Operations” on the “Pitch Deck” page of this website.
- We also recommend the full-length movie “The Hindenburg“, which is historically accurate with respect to passenger experiences aboard the world’s greatest airship. It’s also available on the “Pitch Deck” page of this website for your enjoyment.
LTA Utilizes a Free and Open Transportation Infrastructure
- LTA uses the earth’s atmosphere as its transportation infrastructure.
- It provides direct access to all geographic locations and requires no upgrades or maintenance.
- In contrast, in 2018 the US spent $187 billion maintaining and upgrading its road and highway infrastructure.
- That same year, the 7 Class I railroad companies spent $20 billion upgrading and maintaining their rail infrastructures.
- Our current transportation technologies and global economy are enslaved to a costly, inefficient, and indirect ground-based transportation infrastructure.
- For more details, see our video presentation “The Tale of 2 Oceans” on the “Pitch Deck” page of this website.
The Wind is Our Friend
- For several millennia, we used the wind to propel our passenger and cargo-laden ships across vast oceans.
- LTA can utilize the earth’s natural wind currents to conserve fuel and time, a capability not shared by any other transportation technology.
- For more details, see our video presentation “The Wind” on the “Pitch Deck” page of this website.