Jetpacks over Dubai....Let the debate begin

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  1. Shithead

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    if it's real.......




    WATCH: Pilots use jetpacks to fly over Dubai
    BY Joel Landau
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Published: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:28 AM
    Meet (the real) George Jetson.

    Yves (Jetman) Rossy continues to explore ways to realize his dream of human flight.

    This time, the former Swiss pilot enlisted a partner.

    Rossy, 55, who has made headlines around the world flying on his custom-built jetpack, stars in an exhilarating online video flying over the desert and cities of Dubai alongside his new protégé - famed skydiver and B.A.S.E. jumper Vince Reffet.

    The man with the Batman-shaped wings has found his Robin.

    With the jetpacks, which look like small glider wings, secured on their backs the two jumped from a helicopter and immediately use their power packs to do aerial stunts in the air. They weave in and out of each other's path, then fly very close together around the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, located in the city in the United Arab Emirates.

    "It feels so natural," Rossy said in the video. "The wings and me were making one. It was like an extension of my body. I felt like I was flying. It's just an insane feeling."

    An online video shows two men fly using jetpacks in Dubai.
    Rossy told the Daily News through email he and his partner shot the video during multiple periods in 2015 as they trained in Dubai.

    “His passion for human flight, skydiving and free falling, was incredible and was exactly what I felt was needed for someone who could possibly be a part of Jetman Dubai,” he wrote.

    The innovator has been working on his jetpack since 1999 and gone through multiple prototypes. His latest 120-pound jetpack uses four jet engines and is controlled with a hand throttle. The pilots steer the device by turning their bodies. He can travel a maximum speed of nearly 190 mph and fly 13,000 feet in the air.

    “I feel free like a bird not limited by a cockpit,” he said. “It’s a fantastic feeling which puts you in direct contact with the air. While skydiving is one way (descent only), this allows you to control your flight and go in multiple directions.”

    He has completed many extreme stunts with his pack which can travel in the air for as long as 10 minutes.

    In 2011, the adventurer completed a flight over the Grand Canyon, soaring at 200 feet for more than eight minutes.

    If you have a dream, if you have an idea, even if it's crazy, try it.
    Two years later, he appeared in Wisconsin flying alongside a hulking B-17 bomber.

    The experienced pilot, who worked as an engineer with the Swiss Air Force, got the idea for his invention while skydiving.

    “Floating through the air with nothing but a backpack strapped to my back was the closest I had ever felt to actual flying,” he said. “It was then that I decided that I wanted to develop wings that would help me achieve my dream of sustained flight.”

    And now he says he is pushing toward the ultimate goal: to see a human fly like a bird.

    "If you have a dream, if you have an idea, even if it's crazy, try it," he said in the video. "The real dream is to be completely free, completely free."
     
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    Not me, thank you .... :no:

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    I want one!
     
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    "I'll take 10!"
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    If it has wings, I wouldn't call it a jetpack.
     
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    would be cool if there was a caveman community that also refused to get with technology.
     
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    the locals in dubai are still amazed that cars move without the help of camels.
     
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    Isn't that nice? I have a sink full of dishes and four cat boxes to tend to. I think I'll have to reschedule my human-wing backpack session for later this afternoon SINCE I'M BUSY WITH EVERYDAY LIFE, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
     
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    looks like a promo for dubai

    if it's real i want one meow
     
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    What kind of mileage do you get on the highway with that?
     
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    Cool video. Usually with that accent narrating you than get a beheading. I like the change up.
     
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    When they are breaking a former race horse, for street duty, the Amish get the horse on its side on the ground, and restrain it. They they take chain saws w/o the chain on them and repeatedly buzz em by the animal's head and ears until the horse stops freaking out. If the horse doesn't stop freaking out, it won't make it around cars and they send him to the slaughter house, the meat gets shipped to Vietnam.

    This is what I heard from an old harness racing guy.
     
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    :nono: No highway!

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    Their way of giving Mother Nature a little "push"
     
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    Look up in the sky, it's a bird ,it's a plane, it's a sand nagger.
     
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    I used to love taking day trips to Lancaster PA with my girlfriend back in the early 90s. Miss that place.
     
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    I'd have to doubt it's real, given the CGI tech today and the fact that it takes a good deal of thrust with a high wing loading like that. Fuel limitations would probably keep them from getting up that high and having more than a few seconds endurance. But who knows.

    EDIT: Oh, I see, they dropped them out. That's more of a powered glide than real flight, then.