Derek Kesey, CEO of Hempearth Group Ltd, is taking the term “getting high” to an entirely new level.
He has made the world’s first plane made from hemp. Yes, you read that right. He made a plane from cannabis. When we say made from cannabis, we mean everything. The seats, wings, the plane walls and even the pillows are made from hemp. Not only that, but the plane runs on 100 percent hemp oil.
The plan’s wingspan is 36 feet and can hold the pilot and four high-flying passengers. I reckon we found the ideal plane for Snoop Dog.
But, why use hemp to make and fuel a plane?
In addition to being one of the world’s healthiest and often most enjoyed herb, cannabis is a versatile material. Hemp is more durable than both fiberglass and steel. It is can also withstand more weight than the two materials, and bend further than metal can.
The benefits don’t end there. Aerospace materials are usually heavy, as manufacturers use aluminium to build planes. Hemp is much lighter and therefore requires less fuel to get up in the sky. But, most importantly, it is way more environmentally friendly and is less damaging to the earth.
This is because steel often requires mining. Then there is the manufacturing which results in a substantial amount of pollution. Hemp is a far more natural material and is easy to grow. It requires less water and land to grow than cotton. Also, it puts nutrients back into the soil when grown.
As it has virtually no environmental impact, hemp is a material which is possibly the answer to many of the world’s pollution issues. As Kesey prepares to take to the sky with his plane, it is simply a question when the rest of the world will follow suit.
But one thing is for certain. The mile-high club has nothing on this.
Have yourself a brilliant and FREAKY FRIDAY!