Pilots report "guy in a jet pack" at 3K feet above LAX (1 Viewer)

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Two separate cabin crews reported seeing a “guy in a jet pack” flying near their planes over the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

On Sunday afternoon, a pilot of an American Airlines plane told the LAX control tower that they had seen someone flying near the aircraft in a jet pack, as they attempted to land the plane at the airport, according to tapes obtained by Fox 11. After receiving the report from the American Airlines cabin crew, the control tower warned other pilots to look out for the person when approaching the airport.

The American Airlines pilot claimed that the jet pack was flying at the same height of the plane, at around 3000ft, which was later confirmed by a pilot from a JetBlue flight, who also reported the incident.


The pilot of the American Airlines flight was recorded saying: “We just passed a guy in a jet pack,” as the JetBlue pilot said they saw a “guy passing by them in a jet pack.”



 
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Jet Pack Guy Investigation Day 2 - still no answers.
 

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The craziest thing to me is 3,000 feet seems really high for a jet pack - like I think you would have to know what you're doing, but then if you did, why would you be in the landing pattern above LAX? Crazy.
The air is a little cooler at that altitude. :grin:
 

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If I had a jetpack with those capabilities, and someday I hope I do, I wouldn't be buzzing planes at an airport but I would definitely end up with a thread on here dedicated to at least 1 of my shenanigans.
 
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If I had a jetpack with those capabilities, and someday I hope I do, I wouldn't be buzzing planes at an airport but I would definitely end up with a thread on here dedicated to at least 1 of my shenanigans.
Are you asking us to guess?

Just tell us your list.
 

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The craziest thing to me is 3,000 feet seems really high for a jet pack - like I think you would have to know what you're doing, but then if you did, why would you be in the landing pattern above LAX? Crazy.
Because the guy new what he was doing. I think you answered your own question!

Probably Frank Zapata, the originator. But there are other wing type jet packs that allows a person to fly at a speed of around 150mph. Youtube it. Many videos. The technology is rapidly evolving. And if anyone thought the expanding drone technology was dangerous, it is nothing compared to the technology being advanced in jet packs.

Standby for this.
 
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Because the guy new what he was doing. I think you answered your own question!

Probably Frank Zapata, the originator. But there are other wing type jet packs that allows a person to fly at a speed of around 150mph. Youtube it. Many videos. The technology is rapidly evolving. And if anyone thought the expanding drone technology was dangerous, it is nothing compared to the technology being advanced in jet packs.

Standby for this.
I wouldn't be at 3000 feet unless I had absolute faith in my fuel gauge. I remember the days of shaking my motorcycle to see how much gas it had, or riding down the road and hearing the engine sputter. I go to reach down and flip the lever to reserve and....oops! Forgot to switch back to main the last time I did it and now I've been running on reserve :covri:

Might not be no damn reserve in that jetpack and the consequences are much more dire than pushing a motorcycle to the nearest gas station :hihi:
 

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