The Indy Boys and the School Time Jet Bus perform at the Chippewa Valley Airshow 2010, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. (This video of mine has now been used for a news report on Fox Business, and also Inside Edition!) Wow!
The following description of the bus is from their official website at http://www.indyboysinc.com
Students have no excuse turning up late in this school bus! It breathes fire and rockets along at speeds up to 367 mph! And the miles just fly by after it was fitted with a 42,000 HP GE J-79 jet engine lifted from a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom fighter jet. Dubbed "School Time" the bus also belches out 80 foot flames, sending huge clouds of smoke billowing from the tail pipe. The bus evolved into a high-speed dragster at the hands of motor-head Paul Stender who custom built the hod rod ride. "The entire vehicle was custom built by myself. There's no way the original bus could have withstood the speeds that I take it to. "Actually a lot of it is hand-crafted and the types of metals used would be more at home on an aircraft." Despite its engine size, this school bus still seats three passengers, Media, VIP guests, and sponsors all get in line for a fast trip down the runway! But sadly, it won't be taking any kids to school in record time: it's for shows only. "I built the bus for two reasons. The first is to entertain people because, come on, it's a jet bus. The second is to inspire kids to keep away from drugs. Let me explain: We do a lot of displays at schools and we are trying to show kids there's more to life than sitting in front of computers. It's important for them to have active hobbies and creative interests to keep busy and keep away from bad influences and drugs. That's why we wrote our motto on the side of the bus, "Jets are hot, drugs are not." I guess this is my revenge for all those days riding on the slow journey to school, now it goes at my kind of pace."
Indy Boys, Inc. vehicles are available for air shows, drag races, oval tracks, monster truck shows, and any motorsports events. Indy Boys, Inc. has extensive experience with television, cable, and film productions. Driver/Creator Paul Stender and crew Therese Stender are available for preshow media rides, displays, sponsor and VIP entertainment.
(All of my videos of Indie Boys are posted with WRITTEN permission by Paul Stender of The Indie Boys. Email available upon request)
Due to YouTube now offering stabilization and other "fixes" to videos, this video is the result of using YouTube's enhancements. The original "shakier" video is still posted below.