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Old 14 July 2015, 10:03
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Thumbs up Jetman Dubai

Great footage of some human-jetpack-flying in/around Dubai. Can't say this is something I'd be attempting, well---maybe if I was 30 years younger, LOL:
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Old 14 July 2015, 10:16
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LOL the French guy sounds too much like Baron Sacha Cohen in Talladega Nights.

It'll be interesting once some crazies start proximity flying these things in Scandinavia.
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Old 13 March 2017, 18:50
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Ok - this clip isn't new (Nov 2015), but it's the first I have seen it. Also takes place in Dubai, but they fly next to an Airbus 380 on approach !!
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Old 15 March 2017, 19:32
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I won't be doing that anytime soon, great footage!
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Old 19 June 2017, 16:57
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If you can't be Jetman...

...perhaps Virtual Birdman is the next best thing.

I thought this was pretty cool, it was a one day only exhibit that was featured at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History a couple of months ago.

It's called Birdly, and IMO until Oculus and the rest of all of those virtual reality simulators utilize some type of full body movement simulation, they won't really be all that great. Kind of like that contraption in the movie Lawnmower Man that used rotation around all 3 axes, really give you a spatial workout.
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Old 4 February 2019, 21:23
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so no more jumping from an aircraft??!!

The age of true jetpack flight is near, and Special Operations Command wants in on it
23 January 2019

One-man jetpack flight has long tantalized the public. Functioning rocket packs were... Bell Rocket Belt in 1965 to escape villains in “Thunderball.” But the flight duration for such... expectations of flying shoes, platforms, ducted-fan lift devices, rocket belts and jet belts always exceeded
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