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(I Heart Radio)   Another pilot reports LAX Phantom Jetpack Guy. They should send the airlines their resume so they're getting paid for all that time in the air   (kfiam640.iheart.com) divider line
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2515 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Jun 2022 at 12:20 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-26 12:30:05 AM  
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2022-06-26 12:31:04 AM  
He's probably got enough hours to qualify for a commercial license.
 
2022-06-26 12:32:32 AM  
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2022-06-26 12:33:16 AM  
Finally, the 21st century starts to fulfill it's promise.
 
2022-06-26 12:41:48 AM  
Grove street REPRESENT!
 
2022-06-26 12:45:57 AM  
SNES Pilotwings Lesson 2 Rocketbelt
Youtube mc4IyxvJTKs


He was just enjoying Mode 7.
 
2022-06-26 12:50:06 AM  
Phantom Jetpack?

Did he strap one of these to his back?

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2022-06-26 12:51:15 AM  
Twernt no jet pack.  Just some real good refried beans and Bud Light.
 
2022-06-26 12:53:22 AM  

bughunter: Phantom Jetpack?

Did he strap one of these to his back?

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I SO want this to be true.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/JATO_Rocket_Car
 
2022-06-26 12:56:23 AM  

Exile On Beale Street: bughunter: Phantom Jetpack?

Did he strap one of these to his back?

[jetcentre.co.nz image 425x211]

I SO want this to be true.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/JATO_Rocket_Car


See Mythbusters S1E1.
 
2022-06-26 1:05:15 AM  
That guy is gonna find out what it's like to be a goose.
 
2022-06-26 1:09:12 AM  
Likely helium balloons and depron foam, or, depron foam and a quadcopter or twincopter setup. Leaning towards the balloon theory because it's easy enough to make a man-shaped balloon out of two layers of mylar and a heat sealer, and you wouldn't need to risk losing a radio system and etc.  or reception at that range. If making a balloon, hope the guy wore gloves and left no prints, because if it gets recovered, the feds will indeed come looking for him.
 
2022-06-26 1:09:34 AM  
Let me know when someone reports THIS sighting:

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2022-06-26 1:12:22 AM  
FTA: One working theory is that pilots might have seen balloons.

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/ needs a jet pack silhouette on the chart though
 
2022-06-26 1:13:46 AM  

Exile On Beale Street: bughunter: Phantom Jetpack?

Did he strap one of these to his back?

[jetcentre.co.nz image 425x211]

I SO want this to be true.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/JATO_Rocket_Car


https://www.wired.com/2000/08/rocketcar/ (Long-ish read. Worth a chuckle or three)
 
2022-06-26 1:14:30 AM  
If real this guy/girl are awesome  I don't' know why but 50% of my dreams I can fly!  Why is that?
 
2022-06-26 1:20:12 AM  
Stop being dangerous. There's not point to it.
 
2022-06-26 1:25:03 AM  
Its aliens.
Everyone biatches, why Peoria, why traverse city, why tsos?
Here they are....
Jesus was an alien
 
2022-06-26 1:25:38 AM  
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2022-06-26 1:26:16 AM  
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2022-06-26 1:26:56 AM  

Valter: Stop being dangerous. There's not point to it.


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2022-06-26 1:27:29 AM  

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Alcohol in your boba?
 
2022-06-26 1:30:26 AM  

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Borrowing from another *farker
 
2022-06-26 1:33:56 AM  

cfreak: Valter: Stop being dangerous. There's not point to it.

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Top Gun: Maverick Beach Football Scene 4K
Youtube sZt90i4-ZW0
 
2022-06-26 1:45:43 AM  
What can you say, kids are the best. Would I like to be tied down to the first girl I slept with.  No, no, no, no.   Women I am on your side, men should be great dads.
 
2022-06-26 1:50:29 AM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: Let me know when someone reports THIS sighting:

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just great. now i have to masturbate again.

thanks a lot.
 
2022-06-26 3:48:49 AM  
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2022-06-26 3:54:06 AM  
Jetpack Guy has got nothin' over Larry Walters:
Lawnchair Larry

The lawnchair made it into the Smithsonian (it's at the Udvar-Hazy Museum).
 
2022-06-26 4:35:24 AM  

johnny queso: Thanks for the Meme-ries: Let me know when someone reports THIS sighting:

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just great. now i have to masturbate again.

thanks a lot.


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2022-06-26 4:44:26 AM  
Looks like Larry Walters is up to his old tricks

Yes, it's true!  https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/up-up-and-away/
 
2022-06-26 8:39:38 AM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: Let me know when someone reports THIS sighting:

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Per her latest Top Gun appearance, she's aged okay. But to have looked like this, EVER - we were given a gift.
 
2022-06-26 9:42:42 AM  
Just one word: Splat!
 
2022-06-26 9:58:30 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: Looks like Larry Walters is up to his old tricks

Yes, it's true!  https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/up-up-and-away/



I came in here to say this, rank amateurs using a jetpack.
 
2022-06-26 10:07:36 AM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: Let me know when someone reports THIS sighting:

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Penultimate Jennifer Connelly!

//Peak JC was Mulholland Falls.
 
2022-06-26 11:01:08 AM  

cfreak: FTA: One working theory is that pilots might have seen balloons.

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/ needs a jet pack silhouette on the chart though


I came here for the version of this with a streetlight on it, leaving VERY disappointed.
 
2022-06-26 11:02:17 AM  
Maybe he's on official business trying to save the world.

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2022-06-26 11:03:41 AM  

thespindrifter: cfreak: FTA: One working theory is that pilots might have seen balloons.

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/ needs a jet pack silhouette on the chart though

I came here for the version of this with a streetlight on it, leaving VERY disappointed.


Fair. In my defense it was after midnight and I just found the first one on Google to post
 
2022-06-26 1:53:29 PM  

Exile On Beale Street: bughunter: Phantom Jetpack?

Did he strap one of these to his back?

[jetcentre.co.nz image 425x211]

I SO want this to be true.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/JATO_Rocket_Car


The Mythbusters tried it twice (one of the earliest episodes, one of the last), and really farked up the 2nd try.

They had built a wooden ramp, but it was much too short, and needed a smoother incline. The car almost punched through the ramp, and then when the frame recoiled off its springs, it went completely out of control. Complete waste of time. They would have had better luck trying to use the ramp on a foreign aircraft carrier. Steel deck, smooth incline, and the car ends up in deep water after it's done.
 
2022-06-26 1:59:27 PM  

indy_kid: Exile On Beale Street: bughunter: Phantom Jetpack?

Did he strap one of these to his back?

[jetcentre.co.nz image 425x211]

I SO want this to be true.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/JATO_Rocket_Car

The Mythbusters tried it twice (one of the earliest episodes, one of the last), and really farked up the 2nd try.

They had built a wooden ramp, but it was much too short, and needed a smoother incline. The car almost punched through the ramp, and then when the frame recoiled off its springs, it went completely out of control. Complete waste of time. They would have had better luck trying to use the ramp on a foreign aircraft carrier. Steel deck, smooth incline, and the car ends up in deep water after it's done.


If it's the one I remember, they didn't design the vehicle to fly at all.  It was a total kludge.  Sure it'd go fast on land, but as soon as it got airborne, the high-mounted rockets caused the thing to pitch forward and do a power dive into the ground.

It bounced nicely, though.
 
2022-06-26 3:20:11 PM  

dbrunker: Maybe he's on official business trying to save the world.

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Nope, he was killed by cancer last September, not a Hot Rod Lincoln. 
Hot Rod Lincoln
Youtube 868DSi85odQ
 
2022-06-26 10:57:52 PM  
I like a world where there is a mystery jetpack person in the skies of California.
 
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