Thursday, September 25, 2008

Jetpack Pilot Postpones Flight

An attempt to fly across the English Channel by a Swiss pilot Yves Rossy was postponed today due to weather for the second time. Rossy hopes to be the first person to fly solo with a jetpack across the Channel. He has flown around the Alps with this jetpack before but across the Channel will far surpass the airtime he encountered in the mountainous terrain.

There is so much to be said for this groundbreaking feat. Will the military hope to cash in and use these jetpacks strategically? Can these jetpacks became a new form of transportation for individuals? The implications of this form of transportation are boundless. It has yet to be perfected and tested to levels where these things I ask can happen but it is moving in that direction.

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