Got jet pack?

2 Dec

Remember the movie The Rocketeer?  Well it just got real.  The other day as I was flipping through the TV channels I came across this on the news.   At a recent Switzerland air show, ‘Jet Man’ Yves Rossy gave an incredible flying display, using a tailor-made jet pack. The aviation enthusiast jumped from a helicopter and performed a series of aerial acrobatics above the Swiss Alps.  Rossy then joined two jet planes in a synchronized flight. To synchronize their flight paths the jets reduced their speed to 137 miles per hour, which put their engines at a point close to stalling. Rossy’s previous aerial feats include flying the English Channel and looping the loop around a hot-air balloon.

This is what I want for christmas!

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