Words of Advice:

“Stand back and stand by.”— Trump’s orders to American Nazis, 9/29/2020

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

A guy flying a jetpack:


Deadstick said...

Impressive. I note the support crew has a fire extinguisher at the ready.

w3ski said...

I've forgotten what city, but just recently a couple of passenger jet flights have remarked about seeing one of those at about 3000-feet of altitude. I understand that the FAA is now on the lookout for them.
Not sure how I'd feel just hanging there with my feet out and see a jetliner go by at eye level. Scary.

Deadstick said...

Yeah, w3ski, two incidents, this week and a month ago, both near LAX. One report was at 6000 feet, which is a bit high for the fuel capacity in those things. If you run out of gas in fight, the route down is via parachute, which would make a clean getaway difficult.

Also, you can't get those on Ebay...there are just a couple of companies making them, and I don't think they have much motive to deal with the wingnut crowd. Prevailing opinion seems to be an R/C model.

Old NFO said...

Interesting, and I'll pass. Rocket man I'm NOT! Thanks for the video though!

CenterPuke88 said...

It’s turbojets, and somewhat prone to the risk of tailpipe fires, where most commercial jets now use the less prone turbofans. Having an extinguisher is smart practice at start for those puppies.

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Deadstick said...

CP88, here's a turbofan tailpipe fire: https://simpleflying.com/s7-airlines-a321neo-engine-fire/