A stunning new video appears to show a man flying a jet pack 3,000 feet above the California coast.
The footage was captured by a member of the Sling Pilot Academy during a training flight on Monday, reinforcing previous alleged sightings of a “jet pack guy” in the sky above Los International Airport. Angeles.
The FBI and the Federal Aviation Authority have opened investigations into the alleged incidents, which occurred in August and October.
The Sling Pilot Academy shared the vision on their Instagram page on Wednesday, which was captured over Palos Verdes, just 10 miles south of LAX.
The pilot who captured the remarkable footage later confirmed its authenticity to The Drive.
They told the publication that there was “no communication of the object or object on the usually busy radio channel used for the training area.”
The sighting has now been reported to the FAA.
A stunning new video appears to show a man with a jet pack flying 3,000 feet over the California coast. The footage was filmed on Monday by a member of the Sling Pilot Academy
The incredible 30-second clip clearly shows a tall human figure hovering over the water off the coast
The incredible 30-second clip clearly shows a tall human figure hovering over the water off the coast, above a parked cargo ship.
“The video appears to show a jet pack, but it could also be a drone or some other object,” Academy pilots wrote in a caption.
“If this is a ‘guy in a jet pack’ it remains to be seen if this is a legal test flight (jet packs are real – there is a manufacturer near Los Angeles) or related to recent jet pack sightings near LAX that caused disruption to air traffic.
However, The Drive reports that, in their current form, jet packs have “a very short range and are not equipped to fly in dense airspace, especially thousands of feet in the air.”
The pilot who captured the remarkable footage later confirmed its authenticity to The Drive
The mysterious sighting occurred just west of Palos Verdes, just 10 miles from LAX
On August 30, two separate pilots descending their planes towards LAX reported seeing a man flying over the airport with a jet on his back.
David Mayman, CEO of Jetpack Aviation, says current technology would make sightings nearly impossible. Pictured, ‘Jet Pack Man’ flies during the 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championships in Cannes
Fox 11 Los Angeles obtained recordings of communications between one of the pilots and a control tower.
“Tower, American 1997, we just passed a guy in a jet pack,” said the pilot.
“American 1997, OK, thank you, were they to your left or to your right?” asked the controller.
“On the left side about 300 meters at our altitude,” replied the pilot.
Another pilot also reported seeing a person flying with a jet pack at the same time.
The sighting has not been confirmed and no one has been identified in connection with the incident.
At the time, the CEO of Jetpack Aviation claimed that current technology would make such sightings almost impossible.
“It’s very, very unlikely with the existing technology,” CEO David Mayman told CBS.
“They were running out of fuel, they were consuming fuel too quickly,” continued Mayman.
“If it’s a real jet pack, it’s noisy. People would have heard it take off and land.
He thinks that if pilots have seen a jet pack, it is likely that “whoever flew it probably built it himself.”
At least three pilots have reported seeing someone who allegedly flew a jet pack over LAX in recent months.
But just six weeks later, on October 14, the crew of China Airlines Flight 006 reported seeing a man flying through the sky in a jet pack as he descended at LAX in the early afternoon.
This sighting occurred 6,000 feet in the air.
A person in a ground control tower asked if it could be some kind of drone (unmanned aerial vehicle), to which the pilot replied, “It’s like a jet pack. Too bright ”.
This incident was also reported to the FAA, which said: “A China Airlines crew reported seeing what appeared to be someone in a jet pack at an altitude of about 6,000 feet, about seven miles north. -west of Los Angeles International Airport. “
It is certainly possible for jet packs to reach this height, but they quickly run out of fuel, and those who fly with them usually parachute to land.
In February, Jetmen In Dubai conducted a test flight in which a man flew a jet pack 5,905 feet in the air before descending on a parachute.
Meanwhile, Mayman, the CEO of Jetpack Aviation, says his company is working on new technology that could lift airmen to 15,000 feet.
In February, the company Jetmen In Dubai carried out a test flight where a man flew with a jet pack at 5,905 feet in the air.
Jetpack Aviation, located in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, is now on its second research and development contract with the military, according to the Los Angeles Times.
He started his first contract in 2016, but claims not to have sold any devices, despite having worked on a prototype.
In 2019, Jetpack Aviation expected to have an individual lifter, or ILD, ready as a prototype for testing by the US Special Operations Command (USSOC) by this summer.
The company told Stars & Stripes that it was the “first and only company” to develop jet pack technology for the USSOC.
“The possible uses of this technology are still being evaluated. USSOCOM is not discussing specific details or potential applications of these technologies, ”they said.
“We’re working with their operators, with their team members, on exactly what our jet packs would need to be useful in a real mission: endurance, height, speed, payload, that sort of thing.
The second contract is now to develop a Speeder aircraft that looks more like a motorcycle.
It can be flown by a person or used as a drone and has been described by the company as the “world’s first flying motorcycle” with the mission of “saving lives”.
According to their website, the Speeder is jet-powered and can take off and land anywhere.
“This is by far the fastest way to get a person or cargo across town, especially in or out of a high stakes environment, be it military, emergency or disaster.” , they say.
The company believes it could be used to get a paramedic to their patient faster, move patients to hospitals faster, evacuate injured personnel from the battlefield, or move equipment or cargo to position where it would be inefficient or too risky to use a helicopter.
A man carrying a jet pack is seen performing a rest flight in California for Jetpack Aviation
Jetpack Aviation is developing the Speeder, pictured above. It has been described by the company as the “world’s first flying motorcycle” with the mission of “saving lives”