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Submitted by: Odio @ 02:43 PM | Friday, March 3, 2017 | (url: http://www.popula...)
If your only complaint about skiing is that it's too slow, professional skier Filip Flisar would agree with you. In a video for Red Bull, with the conceit that Flisar is late for lunch, he did what any normal person would do: He strapped a jetpack to his back and took off.
Submitted by: [PoE]Anthem @ 09:48 PM | Friday, September 14, 2007 | (url: http://www.spiege...)
German researchers unveil their personal wing suit, and promise jets for a more jetpack-like ride.
"If Geissler's plans come true, such a high jump height will eventually no longer be necessary: Geissler wants the wing to be equipped with its own engines -- small jet valves that won't allow for breakneck speeds, but which will ensure that altitude can be maintained."