One of my actual, bucket list, before-I-die goals is to literally fly around like Superman. Or at least like Boba Fett with a jetpack. I’ve been patiently waiting for humanity to invent something that makes this possible and safe.
Skydiving is close, but skydiving isn’t flying; it’s falling.
Flying with a wingsuit is much closer, but the lack of control over exactly where you go makes me a little nervous. Too many guys have gotten killed with those things.
With the jetpacks in the video, now we’re talking. They’re not quite like the Boba Fett / James Bond jetpack in that you can’t fly around while standing vertically, nor can you hover, nor can you just shoot upwards from the ground. Regardless, you can still fly. Better yet, every year that passes will make this technology more viable, safe, and easy to use.
Not this year, and not next, but at some point, I’m going to fly.