Jet Pack Flyers Race An A380

You just have to see these two jet pack flyers take on an Emirates A380 over the skies of Dubai… Amazing!

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  • I can tell you that those two are setting new bars for flying skills. I have that flight mode on my to do list. Just need to save a little money.

    I don’t think I shared with you that I started hang gliding in 1972 at the beach near Los Angeles International Airport. I went on to core thermals and gain 1000s of feet in altitude in the Southern CA skies.

    I flew Torrey Pines in 1974 – a 600 foot sheer cliff over the ocean. I soared at Pismo Beach in central CA in perfectly laminar flow air.

    There is nothing to compare with flying a hang glider or a paraglider.

    I imagine you have seen the flight suit fliers. They have no engine and just jump off mountains and after losing altitude thay parachute down. One fellow flew into a lake and landed on his belly. Definitely the latest daredevils.

    I like the Dubai pair because of their power packs.
    I am getting much closer to visiting Sydney.

    BTW If you want to start a whole new venture let’s start up a package delivery service like roadie.com! Only for airline passengers to make money carrying legal boxes for us. It costs $600 to send a suitcase to LAX. We could pay $100 for the service and make a killing.

    Kurt

  • I can tell you that those two are setting new bars for flying skills. I have that flight mode on my to do list. Just need to save a little money.

    I don’t think I shared with you that I started hang gliding in 1972 at the beach near Los Angeles International Airport. I went on to core thermals and gain 1000s of feet in altitude in the Southern CA skies.

    I flew Torrey Pines in 1974 – a 600 foot sheer cliff over the ocean. I soared at Pismo Beach in central CA in perfectly laminar flow air.

    There is nothing to compare with flying a hang glider or a paraglider.

    I imagine you have seen the flight suit fliers. They have no engine and just jump off mountains and after losing altitude they parachute down. One fellow flew into a lake and landed on his belly. Definitely the latest daredevils.

    I like the Dubai pair because of their power packs.
    I am getting much closer to visiting Sydney.

    Kurt

  • That is very cool. I alos liked the scene from The Martian where he used a hole in his glove to create an Iron Man flying glove in space.

    I did wonder how they take off and land so I watched the follow up video which shows that https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZRp6iRjnhQ

    So they cover takeoff where they jet pack drops from a helicopter but not landing. From others videos it looks like landing is via parachute. And a 10 minute fuel capacity means you can have quite a bit of time to have fun. Yves Rossy really is a flying man in all senses of the phrase.

    As an engineer who develops electronics based products I found the degree of control the jet pack gives the pilot and the process they describe for developing to that point to be a great example of how really good products are designed and developed.

    Thanks for sharing

    Ray Keefe
    Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd
    Engineering new Electronics Products for Australian Electronics Manufacturers
    2015 Casey Cardinia + NMW + PACE + iAwards x 10
    2013 Winner – MSE Small Business Award
    2010 Winner – Casey Business of the Year
    Award Winning Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development
    Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development

  • I was so inspired I did some more digging into the technology behind the flying jet pack and added that to our blog.

    http://www.successful.com.au/blog/2015/11/09/jet-pack-comes-of-age/

    Ray Keefe
    Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd
    Engineering new Electronics Products for Australian Electronics Manufacturers
    2015 Casey Cardinia + NMW + PACE + iAwards x 10
    2013 Winner – MSE Small Business Award
    2010 Winner – Casey Business of the Year
    Award Winning Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development
    Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development

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