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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:54 PM

Pilots report mysterious man with jetpack flying near planes

Source: ABC News

There is a mystery unfolding in Los Angeles. It wasn’t Buzz Lightyear or Robert Downey Jr. in "Iron Man," but pilots landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday evening reported seeing a man wearing a jetpack flying near their planes.

"Tower, American 1997, we just passed a guy in a jetpack," the American Airlines pilot radioed to air traffic control, according to recordings by LiveATC.net.

The pilot said the man was flying with a jetpack at 3,000 feet and only about 300 yards away from the plane, Airbus A321.

Shortly after that, another pilot reported that he, too, saw a man in a jetpack flying near their plane.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pilots-report-mysterious-man-jetpack-flying-planes/story?id=72755638

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Reply Pilots report mysterious man with jetpack flying near planes (Original post)
groundloop Sep 1 OP
liberal N proud Sep 1 #1
murielm99 Sep 1 #2
Karadeniz Sep 1 #3
bucolic_frolic Sep 1 #4
Hekate Sep 1 #5
LunaSea Sep 1 #11
lapfog_1 Sep 1 #6
Initech Sep 1 #10
BigmanPigman Sep 1 #7
CanonRay Sep 1 #8
Initech Sep 1 #9
maxrandb Sep 1 #12
Hassin Bin Sober Sep 1 #13
Harker Sep 2 #33
Mr.Bill Sep 1 #14
BumRushDaShow Sep 1 #15
Ellipsis Sep 1 #16
Sapient Donkey Sep 3 #35
MyMission Sep 1 #17
RhodeIslandOne Sep 1 #18
hurple Sep 1 #19
mitch96 Sep 1 #24
Clash City Rocker Sep 2 #32
Shoonra Sep 1 #20
eppur_se_muova Sep 2 #27
blugbox Sep 2 #30
Deb Sep 1 #21
cayugafalls Sep 1 #22
Drome Sep 1 #23
JohnnyRingo Sep 1 #25
Demonaut Sep 1 #26
vsrazdem Sep 2 #28
sarcasmo Sep 2 #29
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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:56 PM

1. Tower to American 1887...

Yeah, Ok

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:56 PM

2. Maybe he was looking for

a plane loaded with thugs.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:57 PM

3. Hope they catch him...jeez, we thought drones were dangerous!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:03 PM

4. Dark Shadows Guy

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:06 PM

5. Seriously unhinged -- and dangerous

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Response to Hekate (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:29 PM

11. Sorta the whole history of aviation..

Doing unhinged and dangerous things to fly.
But what an asshole to have so much nearby desert and still endanger others.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:12 PM

6. I know I've seen this before...



or

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:28 PM

10. You had your chance!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:16 PM

7. Has anyone seen Kanye lately?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:20 PM

8. You can tell it's 2020 when....

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:28 PM

9. Was it Mr. F?



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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:30 PM

12. Was he dressed in black?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:54 PM

13. Video

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 10:16 AM

33. That was my first thought.

As a child, I saw "Thunderball" at a theatre near Chicago.

Bond's Aston Martin DB5 was roped off in the lobby, and a guy flew around the parking lot with a jetpack.

The manager jocularly offered to let me try the ejection seat.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:56 PM

14. If there really was anything there,

I'm going with an unmanned craft of some kind built to resemble a man. They do make small jet engines powerful enough to propel same pretty large R/C planes. And if it wasn't an actual person but something that resembles one it could weigh a whole lot less.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:58 PM

15. ...

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 09:05 PM

16. crazy bastads...

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #16)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:38 AM

35. Oh wow, I was doubting this at first. Thinking it was mistaken ID or maybe a balloon hoax

Those are by far some of the most impressive ones I've seen. There can't be too many of those (or similar) out there at this time. Would be interesting to know if any of them were recently in LA.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 09:44 PM

17. A scary thought: It could be the Space Force

And they fly around space in their jetpacks, prepared to protect and defend, or use their force to quell insurrection against their fearful leader. A scary thought!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 09:58 PM

18. ......

 

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 10:22 PM

19. Did he look like this?

[link:|

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Response to hurple (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 11:03 PM

24. Y'all beat me to it.. loved that film.. rockin it old school..


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Response to hurple (Reply #19)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 09:52 AM

32. First thing I thought about...the comic and the movie were both great

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 10:42 PM

20. Could it have been a balloon?

I honestly think a jetpack could not lift a man 3000 feet up (at least not if he wanted to land gently), but this might have been a shaped balloon, like that one of Baby Trump, that got loose.

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Response to Shoonra (Reply #20)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 12:21 AM

27. I think you may be on to something ...

somebody's idea of a funny prank, probably.

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Response to Shoonra (Reply #20)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 02:12 AM

30. See post number sixteen

They very much exist.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 10:48 PM

21. I'll take mysterious man for $600.

Who is George Jetson?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 10:51 PM

22. There is a real Rocket man in the UK. Makes you wonder.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 10:52 PM

23. One of Trump's Space Force Cadets

 

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 11:11 PM

25. They'll be finding him soon.

I can't imagine anything more dangerous than a jetpack at altitude. They have really bad glide ratios when the power stops. Matter of time.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 11:53 PM

26. top speed is 86mph

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 12:58 AM

28. Gravity Industries is involved in creating jet packs and is working with the British Military,

so I am sure this is not too far off.

Here they are testing with the Royal Navy.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 01:11 AM

29. George Jetson or his boy Elroy.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 07:48 AM

31. Just so it's not that guy in the lawn chair again.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 10:58 AM

34. Commander Cody still lives-- The FIRST Rocketman from the 50's




OPPS- Korection - Cody wasn't the first Rocketman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_the_Rocket_Men#/media/File:King_of_the_Rocket_Men_FilmPoster.jpeg



1949 - Movie series

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