Have We Changed Our Minds on Jetpacks?
Maybe we’ve been putting our wistful eggs of independent flight in the wrong aerospace technology basket. Jetpacks; long a favorite wish on this writer’s Christmas list to Santa Claus, have been repeatedly be met with high cost and 30 second flight times. I blame James Bond, and Elroy Jetson for inflating my hopes almost beyond reason. The winged flight suit (flying squirrel suit, wingsuit, or batsuit, depending on the brand) however has been on the periphery for some time now. Maybe gliding is better than thrusting? I mean a guy using a modified one, crossed the English Channel about 10 years ago in under 20 minutes. Is this our opportunity to soar to the Sun, Icarus?
Probably not. that ended badly. Wax. And I can’t wear a tuxedo while in that flight suit! I can’t jet to work either, unless I live on the top of Kilimanjaro and swoop down to the village. Then!!! How do I get home? Alright jetpack , you get your reprieve on some logistic issues. But we’re not waiting forever so get down to some Rocketeering!blog comments powered by Disqus
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