Believe it or not, the James Bond movies have been around for just about fifty years now, spanning 23 films. Global Watch Shop has an nifty guide to all of the tactile gadgets of the British spy presented in the only way people view facts on the internet - an infographic!
Watch as Jetman Yves Rossy and his protege, Jetman Vince Reffet, take their crazy jetpacks to the skies of Dubai and tour the city like Superman would. It’s unbelievable every time I see them soar through the air like fighter jets, busting moves and tricks that only stunt planes dare to try. Except they’re not in a…
Justin Capra, a Romanian inventor who claimed to have invented the first functional jetpack, died on Monday at the age of 81. Capra used to say that he built his jetpack in 1956, well before Bell Aerosystems' 1961 untethered flights with their rocket belt. The only problem? He was never able to produce any credible…
Although its name is "Jetpack", the experimental aircraft actually uses ducted fans to provide lift to its single occupant who was selected for his tiny brain and ginormous brass pair. Since its pilot straps onto it and does not sit, the device is not a backpack because it is too large to be worn while walking.
Only one man flew BOTH of the devices you see on the left: the Jet Belt and the Rocket Belt. He passed away recently and it is only fitting that we pause for a moment to reflect on the remarkable career and life of Robert F. Courter, Jr, the man who had the coolest job on Earth.
Reminding us how cool jetpacks are, daredevil Yves Rossy jumped out of a hot air balloon Friday and successfully did two loops over Lake Geneva in Switzerland Friday at 200 mph before safely landing. Amazing video below.