Maybe the scariest part of this is found in the small print of the Jetpack website. “The Ultralight Version (UVS) will not require a pilot’s license to operate – all training will be provided by JPA or one of our authorized training centers. The Ultralight version will be limited to carrying 5 gallons of fuel and to 60 mph flying speed.” It is also said to be capable of operating at 15,000 feet! Neat.

The other version, an experimental class operation that requires an FAA license, is allegedly capable of 250 miles per hour. To circumvent FAA rules around experimental aircraft, buyers of this version are required to assist in the final assembly of the vehicle so that it can be considered operator constructed. This one is also allowed to carry more fuel onboard for a flight time of 35 minutes or so.

According to Jetpack, the vehicle will be delivered with a 12-inch navigation screen and an audio system. If anyone thinks they can hear any audio while flying through the air on a personal VTO machine with eight (!) thrust turbines, they’re the true suckers. Apparently these machines will cost just shy of $400,000 and some idiots are already putting deposits down on them. Aside from being dangerous and scary as shit (15,000 feet!) these specs are totally speculative and the bikes don’t even exist.


I’ll believe it when I see it. And then I’ll try to dismantle it so nobody can ever operate them.