As described in the episode #440: “I Slap Floor”, the Strata-Flyer is "a flying machine made out of a boat with oars and big helium balloons".
As with many inventions of Whit's, the Strata-Flyer seemed to just "appear" in the video series.
The Strata-Flyer is an invention that is never mentioned in the audio series, besides a tongue-in cheek reference in #440: “I Slap Floor”. In the episode, Bernard Walton tells Mandy and David Straussberg a series of strange stories that supposedly happened during the previous week. Bernard doesn't refer to the Strata-flyer by name, but instead recounts Whit giving a description of his "new invention" as proof that he was not acting strangely, when he clearly had been giving bad advice.
According to "Whit," his new invention is:
|“||a flying machine, made out of a boat, with oars! And big helium balloons! And a propeller! We can use it to rescue people!||”|
|“||...all be sorry next time someone falls off a clock tower!||”|
which is a reference to the use of the Strata-flyer to save Dylan in A Fine Feathered Frenzy.
The Strata-Flyer is equipped so far with:
- A rope ladder
- Anchor (for wind)
- A Telephone
- Homing device
- Safety Harness
- The Knight Travellers
- A Flight to the Finish
- A Fine Feathered Frenzy
- Star Quest
- In Harm's Way
- The Last Days of Eugene Meltsner