Jetpack Guy LAX Drone
The Sling Pilot Academy spotted the bizarre “Jetpack Guy” flying at 3,000-feet near LAX back in December, and just recently, somebody discovered a humanoid drone that matches its description. To be more specific, it’s basically a 1:1 human mannequin strapped to a drone that can be remote controlled from afar, called the Duocopter with KK 2.15 Flightboard. Despite its size, this drone weighs in at just 10.7-pounds and powered by two 250Kv brushless airplane motors connected to a 10S 3000mah lithium polymer battery.

Could it be possible that an actual human strapped a real jetpack from inventor Richard Browning onto their back and decided to fly close to actual planes? Yes, but considering the prototype is touted as only being able to reach an altitude of 2,000-feet, we highly doubt that theory. Whatever the case may be, the FAA will most certainly get to the bottom of this mystery.
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Mike Bumberger, our LEAP [Law Enforcement Assistance Program] Agent shared that the FBI interviewed the American Airlines pilot that made the jetpack sighting. The pilot said what he saw was exactly like the drone in the YouTube video,” said John Blanco, the Aviation Safety Manager at the Los Angeles Flight Standards District Office.


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