The vice president of Jet Pack International, Nick Macomber, was hospitalized following a crash in Denver, Colorado according to SFGate.
Watch as Jetman Yves Rossy and his protege, Jetman Vince Reffet, take their crazy jetpacks to the skies of Dubai and tour the city like Superman would. It’s unbelievable every time I see them soar through the air like fighter jets, busting moves and tricks that only stunt planes dare to try. Except they’re not in a…
Justin Capra, a Romanian inventor who claimed to have invented the first functional jetpack, died on Monday at the age of 81. Capra used to say that he built his jetpack in 1956, well before Bell Aerosystems' 1961 untethered flights with their rocket belt. The only problem? He was never able to produce any credible…
Our favorite flying human Yves 'Jetman' Rossy is up to his old tricks again of making us all feel like tiny little life wasters. This time, he took a majestic flying tour around Mt. Fuji in his quad rocket-powered jetpack that can go as fast as 185mph. Just look at him zoom across the sky like Iron Man. So incredible.
Remember how we all thrilled to see this test flight of the Martin jetpack a few years ago? It remained aloft, with a dummy in the driver's seat, for over 7 minutes. Now humans are going to start testing this jetpack, which the manufacturer says could be on the market as early as 2015.
This is the seventh in a 24-part series looking at every episode of “The Jetsons” TV show from the original 1962-63 season.
Beginning May 1st Verizon will offer a new prepaid version of its Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi 4510L with three different prepaid plans. For $15, you'll get 250 MB of data a week. For $60 you'll get a monthly allotment of 3 GB, and for $90 you'll get 10 GB of data.
As if you weren't jealous enough of Yves Rossy, new footage has just been released of the Swiss Pilot, inventor and "aviation enthusiast" (who also goes by the not-so-subtle sobriquet of "JETMAN") soaring free as a rocket-powered bird high above the Swiss Alps.
Eric Scott aka Rocketman is probably the best Jet Pack pilot the world has. He's flown over canyons, performed in airshows and holds the record for fastest speed on a Jet Pack. So with that gift, he's now teaching people how to fly in his Jet Pack school.
Things were looking so good for John! He was at the beautiful San Diego Yacht Club—on TV! He had a million dollar smile. He had an awesome aqua-jetpack. Then he smashed the anchor and careened into the water.
I had to buy stamps recently. It was the worst.
There's something charmingly low-tech about this jetpack test, from the makers of the Martin Jetpack, which features a remote-controlled jetpack zooming around for several minutes while carrying a dummy.
The worst part about skiing? The agonizing wait to get from the bottom of the hill to the top. Which is why I'm so glad we're finally introducing jetpacks to the slopes! Specifically, the two engines from a decommissioned military UAV that Troy Hartman used to become a black diamond Rocketeer. Here, he hits 47mph on…
Here at the Paleo-Future blog we look at the work of many visionary people; John Elfreth Watkins Jr, Arthur Radebaugh, Harry Grant Dart, Victor Cohn... but few deserve the title of professional badass of the retrofuture. William P. Suitor no doubt deserves that distinction, risking life and limb to bring us that much…
50-year-old Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy (known aliases: Fusionman and Jetman), was forced to abort his first attempt at a jetpack flight from Africa to Europe with a dive into the Mediterranean Sea. I guess the nicknames didn't come with superpowers.
An eBay auction (ending in 10-hours) offers the chance to be part of the Jetpack's first public test pilot program. You'll need to have a driver's license, be over 18, under 198lbs...oh, and have a spare $35,000 lying around.
Looking to live fast and quite possibly die young? Got $2500 burning a hole in your pocket? Do I have a potentially badass obituary for you! Updated.