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Old 2nd September 2020, 16:30   #1
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Default Airline pilot landing at LAX reports a guy flying in a jetpack!

This new report is like something out of a sci-fi movie, when the pilot looks out and sees superman flying alongside his aircraft. But in this scenario, it was a very dangerous stunt, not something any pilot would like and that too in the LAX airspace, which is a very crowded one. I wonder if they will catch the culprit. I am surprised that they have such jetpacks available, the misuse could be disastrous.

ATC audio clip..
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American Flight 1997: "Tower, American 1997, we just passed a guy in a jetpack."
Tower: "American 1997, OK, thank you. Were they off to your left or right side?"
American Flight 1997: "Off the left side, maybe 300 yards or so, about our altitude."
Fox 11 reports a Skywest pilot confirmed the sighting:
Skywest Flight: "We just saw the guy passing by us in the jetpack."
Then the tower alerted an incoming Jet Blue flight to the reported hazard:
Tower: "Jet Blue 23, use caution, a person in a jetpack reported 300 yards south of the LA final at about 3,000 feet, 10 mile final."
Jet Blue 23: "Jet Blue 23, we heard and we are definitely looking."
Another pilot chimed in: "Only in LA."
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Very interesting.
Link : https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...ngside-them-on

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Yes, he was all over the news. Imagine the guy in jet pack getting sucked by turbine engines of aeroplane. Could be disastrous not just for him but also all passengers on board.
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Default re: Airline pilot landing at LAX reports a guy flying in a jetpack!

Sort of "Aaj kuchh toofani karte hain"?

Coincidentally, another news - involving another brave(?) human being & an airplane: A woman walks on the airplane wing, because it was too hot inside:
https://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/video-w...oo-hot-2289309
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Something like this probably:

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Saw this on a Youtube channel I have subscribed.

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Default Re: Airline pilot landing at LAX reports a guy flying in a jetpack!

But was jetman taking a selfie? Why do it otherwise!

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