Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Sign in to follow this  
seeder

Jet-Pack man flies around Statue of Liberty

Recommended Posts

seeder

Arrgghhh....I Soooo want a jetpack!

That's one way to see the sights: Jetpack inventor flies his homemade craft around the Statue of Liberty - and says it could soon be used by everyone from commuters to firefighters

David Mayman spent ten years developing the JB-9 Jetpack which runs on kerosene

Small enough to sit in the back seat of a car and uses two vectored jet engines

Claims it is the first personal jetpack and could be used for law enforcement, disaster recovery and even recreation

Next generation version will reach heights of 10,000 feet and speeds of 100mph

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3311251/That-s-one-way-sights-Jetpack-inventor-flies-homemade-craft-Statue-Liberty-says-soon-used-commuters-firefighters.html#ixzz3r65XifIa

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
seeder
Space Commander Travis

He got permission for this? I must say I'm surprised. Think of the potential if the terrorists got hold of this. :angry:

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
seeder

He got permission for this? I must say I'm surprised. Think of the potential if the terrorists got hold of this. :angry:

I duuno about terrorists, but I can see your point of view. Must have nerves of steel tho to fly that high with a jet pack, surely the fuel tank cant be so big?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Still Waters

and....

Watch two guys in jet packs fly right next to a super jumbo jet

http://sploid.gizmod.../www.rense.com/

We already have a thread about that.

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=288149

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Space Commander Travis

I duuno about terrorists, but I can see your point of view. Must have nerves of steel tho to fly that high with a jet pack, surely the fuel tank cant be so big?

i wonder how he got permission for it (he says he did). I'd have thought they'd be very suspicious of letting anyone fly around Iconic Landmarks.
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jacques Terreur

He got permission for this?

**** that! JETPACKS! YEAAAAAAH!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dark_Grey

lol Overweight cops floating over the streets, jetpack engines screaming to keep them airborne...the hilarity that would ensue on foot chases

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
seeder

We already have a thread about that.

http://www.unexplain...howtopic=288149

whoops, sorry!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Still Waters

whoops, sorry!

No problem! It was just intended to point out the other thread for anyone who hasn't seen it.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
alfy92

my favourite comment 2 Australian guys... we can do anything...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SD455GTO

Soooo, this would be a much better version of the thing we saw at the 1964 World's Fair in New York and James Bond fly in Thunderball back in 1965? Looks similar but much more compact I think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
freetoroam

10 minutes is not a lot, you got to keep a good record of time in one of these, I can imagine I would get carried away (no pun intended) and just keep flying, til 10 minutes is up I am down.

But it sure is a start, love it. :tu:

Edited by freetoroam
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Space Commander Travis

It may be safe enough with trained stuntmen but can you imagine what would happen if this ever was made availabel to the public? Surely we can only hope that they'd insist that one would need proper qualifications, or that they'd be so expensive that ordinary people would never possibly be able to afford them.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MJNYC

This is very cool! Not that I'd do it, but it's very cool!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
freetoroam

It may be safe enough with trained stuntmen but can you imagine what would happen if this ever was made availabel to the public? Surely we can only hope that they'd insist that one would need proper qualifications, or that they'd be so expensive that ordinary people would never possibly be able to afford them.

True, we have enough problems with people in transport with the wheels touching terra firma, let alone have them flying around...and where do they put the traffic lights?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BeastieRunner

Wasn't there some guys flying in tandem with a plane recently (legally)?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
stevemagegod

Of course the Military gets the cool toys before the civilian population does.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
third_eye

I wonder if there's a two-seater model ?

I'll let her fly while I ...errr... navigate ~

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jacques Terreur

but the Lord sayeth Navigation is a sin and a Violation to air traffic regulations!! :D

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ashyne

Looks exactly like the 'Flying Humanoid Entity Phenomenon' often linked to UFOs and Aliens.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jacques Terreur

Looks exactly like the 'Flying Humanoid Entity Phenomenon' often linked to UFOs and Aliens.

true! see? there's no need for spacemen to come here and pull off these cool stunts!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csMTPjl-rhc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.