Have You Seen This? Real-life jet pack
Posted February 25
THE FUTURE — In my last Have You Seen This I shared a video of an actual functioning hoverbike. It blew my mind and I started saving my money to buy one.
I am now, however, in a bit of a conundrum, because I found this video and I also want to spend my money on this jetpack.
This video from local filmmaker Devin Graham shows off an actual jetpack as it cruises along a small lake. We've seen some jetpack videos before where they go up in the air and then touch down 30 feet from where they started. Pretty cool, I guess, but this thing is the real deal.
This pilot manages to keep up with a boat and the pack seems to have some real power. I'm pretty sure I'd end up killing myself if I bought one of these, but what a cool way to go. I mean, that would be a pretty cool conversation to have at a wake:
Guest: So sorry for your loss.
John's friend: Thanks.
Guest: How'd he die?
John's friend: He crashed into the side of Mount Everest while flying with a jetpack.
Guest: Oh, man. John was so cool.
John's friend: I know.
See what I mean? I need to buy one of these, along with the hoverbike.
I'm going to go list my house — my wife shouldn't mind — and you can all watch this video.
John has grown up around movies and annoys friends and family with his movie facts and knowledge. John also has a passion for sports and pretty much anything awesome and it just so happens that these are the three things he writes about.