Rocket Man … well, sort of…

Granted, I was a little more excited about this headline before I saw the actual video, but all in all this is still pretty freaking cool…

‘Jetman’ zooms along rim of Grand Canyon in first US flight

I think the wings are what’s kind of dampened it for me, but still – 8 minutes of flight time at speeds of up to 190 mph?! Even flying 200 feet above the Grand Canyon is about 197 feet higher than I’m capable of getting! I suppose he technically jumped out of a helicopter to get the actual altitude, so it may be debatable whether this is the jetpack that we all imagine or more of a jet-powered glider, but still, this gets us one step close to fighting zeppelins in the air should a band of Interplanetary Fascists attempt to overcome the human race!

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