A pilot landing a plane at the Los Angeles International Airport reported seeing a mystery man flying with a jetpack.
“We just passed a guy in a jetpack.” A pilot landing an American Airlines jet at LAX reported a bizarre and close encounter. https://t.co/BigV4CLazy
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) September 1, 2020
The interaction between the pilot and the traffic control went as follows, according to the outlet:
Pilot: “Tower, American 1997, we just passed a guy in a jetpack.”
Tower: “American 1997, OK, thank you. Were they off to your left or right side?”
Pilot: “Off the left side, maybe 300 yards or so, about our altitude.”
The traffic control tower warned other flights of the spotting. (RELATED: Airports Hope To Make Facial Scanning The New Standard Within 4 Years Despite Privacy Concerns)
How absolutely bizarre, but also really cool all at the same time? I’d love to spot a man flying around with a jetpack on. It sounds thrilling, but absolutely terrifying at the same time. Especially since he was so close to an actual plane trying to land at LAX.
Is flying with a jetpack even legal? I can’t get over how crazy this story is. I’d love to see photos of the man. It’d be really cool if he had filmed the whole thing with a GoPro.