If you’ve heard this before then stop us: Wednesday afternoon, crew members on the plane flying near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) once again Saw a person in a jetpack Gliding at an altitude of 6,000 feet a few miles northwest from the flight hub.
this is Second time in six weeks Aviation professionals have seen someone in a jetpack flying near LAX.
At 1:45 am, the crew of the PST, LAX-bound China Airlines Flight 006, a Boeing 777 arriving from Taipei, alerted air traffic controllers of the strange scene. According to the audio obtained here, the transcript is part of a conversation between the crew of China Airlines and air traffic control Battle Field:
China Airlines 006: “We saw a shiny object at 6,000.”
LAX Tower: “006 heavy can you say please one more time?”
China Airlines 006: “We saw a flying object [this part is hard to decipher, but it sounded like] Flight suit jetpack 6,000
Lax Tower: “Was it a UAV or was it a jetpack?”
China Airlines 006: “Like a Jetpack. Is very shiny. it is so far.”
LAX TOWER: “006 heavy, roger, thank you … Emirates 215 heavy There was a jetpack about 13 miles ahead.”
Federal Aviation Administration confirmed this Cnbc It received the report, and immediately alerted local law enforcement. Rest assured that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is also on the case, as stated by a spokesperson new York Times The bureau is investigating several reports of “what appeared to be a person in a jetpack near LAX, according to witnesses.”
The FBI is already digging into the recently fledged LAX. On August 29, a pilot for the American Airlines Flight 1997 noticed that he was considered “a man in a jetpack”, just 300 yards to the left of his plane, at an altitude of about 3,000 above the airport. Was climbing the busy airspace. Feet. (Another pilot headed for LAX, briefly summarizing the entire situation: “Only in LA”)
These feats are heard from far away – especially at a distance of 6,000 feet, which is Times Points LA is nearly six times the height of the Wilshire Grand Tower, the tallest building west of the Mississippi – but the stunts are not entirely unprecedented. For example, an Indian pilot reached a height of about 6,000 feet Short jetpack flight in dubai Earlier this year, per Times.
And perhaps LAX Daring was not technically using a jetpack. In 2016, New Zealand’s Aircraft Aircraft Company launched a prototype that could reach a maximum speed of 46 mph and a flight ceiling of 3,000 feet. The device is not a true jetpack, as it uses a twin-ducted fan, and the wearer may not apply it like a backpack – but it is still an experimental flight device that could possibly land a person up to the level of an airplane Can carry Sky.
While the Martin aircraft took off in 2019, if someone already puts their hands on the technology, it could be in the sky. Martin intended to provide first responders with their gear for use during natural disasters and search-rescue missions, such as battling blazing wildfires in California. But it seems to be a stretch.
Needless to say, flying in a jetpack in the vicinity of a commercial airliner is an exceptionally dumb one. Veer is also close to the craft and you can be sucked into the engine, damage the aircraft, and, you know, die. Don’t be like the mysterious LAX Jetpack man.
Note: Lead photo shows On April 21, 2018, French pilot Frankie Zapata flew his flyboard jetpack during the 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Cannes.
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