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  • November 12, 2015
    This is a video of David Mayman, president of Jetpack Aviation and inventor of the JB-9 jetpack, taking the thing for a trip across the Hudson River to the Statue Of Liberty. David claims the jetpack is the only 'real' jetpack in the world because 1. it's small and light enoug... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2015
    This are two videos of jetpack hobbyist Nick Maycomber becoming the first person to fly a jetpack in China. Wait -- not a single other person has flown a jetpack in China? I find that hard to believe. Surely there's a Chinese farmer out there who built himself a jetpack and ... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2012
    Because this is the world we live in, Grant Engler and Amanda Volf got married over the weekend on a beach and left the ceremony with a pair of water jetpacks. Personally, I think Grant should have been carrying his new bride, but that's just me and I'm the most romantic man i... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2012
    Ever wanted to see some bro with a jetpack race a foreign sporty-ish car (Renault Megane RS)? Well you're in luck, because that is WHAT THIS IS. Unfortunately, 23-year old "daredevil" Nick Macomber doesn't know the meaning of daring the devil and gets smoked. Today's short, ... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2011
    The Flyboard from Zapata Racing is basically a water powered jetpack similar to this one that this guy used to almost eat a dock, except for your feet. So, in summary, exact same thing but strapped to your feet. I guess it's all a matter of personal taste, are you more of a j... / Continue →
  • November 3, 2011
    Jetpacks: in the future our kids will fly them to school. Well, your kids anyways -- I'm not having any. You see, despite how bottom-of-the-barrel-roll dumb I might be, I'm still smart enough to know that, while there's no question I'd make the world's greatest father, I'd ma... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2011
    This is a brief clip from the Fox 5 San Diego morning news (the same studio from this April Fools' prank) of a guy opening the show with one of those water-powered jetpacks. Unfortunately, he opted to not take the training course prior to operation and ends up crashing into th... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2011
    If you'd asked me when I was 10, I would have told you WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT that by 2011 we'd all be shooting around in the sky with jetpacks on, crashing into each other, getting sucked into jet engines, and all around dying every way possible a person with a rocket str... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2010
    We've already heard about Martin's jetpack several times in the past, and now, finally, they're going into production -- and for $25K less than previously expected. Oh -- oh God -- JETBONER! The Martin Aircraft Company jetpacks have about 200 HP coming out of their dual pro... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2010
    Super hi-res shot HERE. This is an "untooned" version of Buzz Lightyear by CG artist Raoni Nery. Well, what do you think -- is this what Buzz would look like if he were real? Your guess is as good as mine. Except not at all because I'm a notoriously good guesser. Just sayi... / Continue →
  • January 19, 2010
    This is a video of a Japanese man flying around a television studio with a homemade jetpack strapped on. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the video to play here at work so I've had to rely on the word of my tipsters. So, give it to me straight -- is it as awesome as I'd hoped? ... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2009
    Remember Swiss rocketeer Yves Rossy, the self proclaimed 'Rocket Man' (formally 'Fusion Man')? Well he may lose his title after stealing a move from Amelia Earhart's playbook and crash landing at sea in an attempt to fly from Morocco to Spain. Geez, way to fail to inspire. O... / Continue →
  • August 31, 2009
    Some guy is Canada is selling a homemade jetpack via online classified ad for the low, low price of $500. Sure it'll kill you, but it's only $500! Jet Pack -- Jumps You 10' in the Air Handcrafted by myself Using Car and Airplane parts. I spent 15 years as a mechanic. Can Us... / Continue →
  • July 1, 2009
    Chris Lentz, instead of going the classy route and getting a pair of truck nuts, decided to throw a Czech built Motorlet M-701 turbojet in the bed of his truck. The fifty-five-year-old electrical foreman from Jackson, Michigan, had longed for a jet-powered truck for decades. T... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2009
    This is a video of Jetpack International trying to raise the airspeed record for jetpacking. Because, well, you've gotta start somewhere. This is not especially difficult to do, considering that jetpack airspeed records don't really exist yet, but when you only have 30 or 40 ... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2009
    This is some more video of the $100,000 Martin "Jetpack" that will be available later this year. That's right folks, your very own hoverpack for less than you'd pay for a Lamborghini. Almost sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? No, not really. But still, I want one. ...... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2009
    This is a test demonstrating what happens when a foreign object enters a jet engine before buying it dinner first. Wide Body, Blade-Out Jet Engine Test. Short video showing what happens when a foreign object such as a large bird is ingested in a jet engine. You don't want to ... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2009
    I want one. Yesterday. Ooh, and a firetruck to power it. That way when I have children I can tell them, "Children, in the golden age before you were born daddy used to ride a water-powered jetpack to the liquor store. Now he drives a minivan. Someday you will understand th... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2008
    Eric Scott sped across the 1,500-foot-wide Royal Gorge in southern Colorado at a speed of 75 mph. With a jetpack. It took him 21 seconds and the bastard didn't even have a parachute because he's a stupid idiot. Also, this feat isn't very impressive. Anybody can jetpack over... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2008
    Yves "Fusion Man" Rossey successfully crossed the English Channel with a jetpack today. This is one small pew for man, one giant PEW PEW PEW for mankind. Rossy, a pilot who normally flies an Airbus airliner, crossed the 22 miles between Calais and Dover at speeds of up to 1... / Continue →