In a daring world first, a jetpack-powered pilot managed to take off from a standing start to reach an altitude of 1,800 meters and speeds of 240 kph. Such stunts previously needed to launch from a height, such as a helicopter.
The impressive feat was carried out in Dubai on February 14, but the footage was first posted online by Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan on Monday with the caption: “A major milestone in the quest to achieve 100 percent autonomous human flight. Well done boys.”
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