If you’re a tech freak or someone who spends a great deal of time dreaming about wacky flying machine, here is something to spark up your imagination. Australian tech enthusiast David Mayman, in an attempt to defy all the flyboys, had done some serious jetpacking around Lady Liberty.
Mayman, with the help of new flying gizmo, that took ten years to be put together, took to the sky and set a course for the Statue of Liberty. He took off from Jetpack Aviation Headquarters with the company’s new flying drake, codename JB-9 flying machine.
Even though the device is highly experimental, it already received the seals of approval from both Federal Aviation and the Coast Guard. According to some, the device created by Jetpack Aviation is considered to be the only functional jetpack that ever existed.
However this affirmation seems to be contested by another fly enthusiast, by the name of Yves Rossy. This guy spend almost 20 years designing his own jetpack. And, in order to put his money where his mouth yes, he decided to a little aerial demonstration for the public.
His goal may not be as grand as Mayman’s was, but he did manage to turn a few heads and to steal a couple of applause. In death-defying act, Rossy filmed himself as he casually flying side-by-side with an Airbus A380.
After Mayman’s successful journey towards Lady Liberty, Jetpack aviation is thinking of improving their business ventures. And so, the firm wishes to come up with new ways of constructing the flying gizmo, in order to deliver it to the general public.
Spokespersons from Jetpack Aviation declared in a press conference that, if they wanted to, they could open shop right now and sell the machine. But there are a couple of things that they must first sort out.
There is of course the matter of flight autonomy. With the available features, the machine is capable of flying for about 5 minute and it sucks out 5 gallons of fuel.
Another issue that keeps the gadget from the next wannabee flyboy is flight safety. Basically, the flying apparatus has no safety devices installed on it. So, yes, it would be a big problem for someone travelling at 200 kilometers per hour and at a height of 5 feet. Usually you would want something like a parachute or other safety devices installed on your rig.
Jetpacking around Lady Liberty is one thing, but being able to deliver the device to every household, not withholding flight safety, is another.