Going to a sit-down movie in the 1950’s was a big treat. Before the feature film there were cartoons and a black and white newsreel which often showed men testing jetpacks. It was fascinating watching them suit up and then “blasting off”. It was also scary. I was sure that by the time I was an adult everyone would use jet-packs for transportation and I was terrified of heights.
I’m relieved jetpacks never came into vogue. Where I live all the electrical lines are underground and I would be flying blind.
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I wonder if these pilots are old enough to remember newsreels and men flying with jetpacks?
“The costs of the shoot are unknown, but each jet has a list price of $300 million, so it’s safe to assume that well over $1.5 billion of machinery was on the line.”
“Airbus recently took this remarkable skill [flying in formation] to a whole new level in a promo video designed to show off its new A350 XWB passenger jet. The beautifully choreographed stunt involved five of the brand-new A350-900 jets, as well as two chase planes and a helicopter.”
Here’s the article: Watch Airbus risk 15 billion in a wild airplane stunt
Thanks Lyn for sending this spectacular ride.