Statue of Liberty gets an unexpected visitor
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Statue of Liberty gets an unexpected visitor

August 8, 2019


HERE IS JEANNGJEANNE MOOS WITH TONIGHT’S MONEY AND POWER. >>Reporter: IS IT A BIRD, PLANE, A MAN IN A JET PACK FLYING AROUND THE STATUTE OF LIBERTY. >>IT WAS AWESOME. DREAM COME TRUE. I WAS HAVING A BLAST. >>Reporter: THE ACTUAL BLAST OFF FROM A BOAT WAS FAIRLY GENTLE, THE FOUNDER OF JET PACK AVIATION DAVID IS THE TEST PILOT AND YES, HE AND HIS CHIEF DESIGNER HAD TO GET ALL KINDS OF APPROVALS TO PULL THIS OFF. >>THE FAA ASKED WHAT IS IT? IS IT? A JET? IS THAT?>>Reporter: THE FLIGHT LASTED ABOUT FIVE MINUTES, THE PILOT USES HAND CONTROLS AND HIS BODY TO STEER. THOUGH HE TOOK ONE HAND OFF THE CONTROLS FOR A SECOND. >>I SOLUTED LADY LIBERTY ON ONE OF THE PASSES I STOPPED AND TURNED AROUND AND GAVE HER A SOLUTE. >>Reporter: HE HAS BEEN HOOKED ON JET PACKS SINCE HE FIRST SAW JAMES BOND TAKE OFF ON ONE IN A MOVIE. FOR 10 YEARS, HE AND DESIGNER NELSON TYLER HAVE WORKED TOGETHER. TYLER HELPED DESIGN THE ROCKET BELT THAT SENT UP MAN FOR LESS THAN 30 SECONDS AT THE 1984 OLYMPICS. FOR THE STATUTE OF LIBERTY FLIGHT, THE DESIGNER TOLD HIS PILOT. >>FLY SLOW AND CAREFUL AND NOT TOO HIGH. >>YEAH, I DIDN’T HEAR THAT MESSAGE, I DON’T THINK. >>Reporter: NEXT THING YOU KNOW, IT WAS 100 FEET UP DOING 65 MILES AN HOUR. MAYMAN CAN IMAGINE SELLING A JET BACK SOMEWHERE IN THE BALLPARK OF $100,000. THERE ARE OTHER DEVICES THAT TRANSFORM MEN INTO FLYING MACHINES. SOME ARE BIG AND BULKY. OTHERS LIKE THESE JET WINGS REQUIRE TAKE JUSTIFY FROM A CHOPPER AND LANDING VIA PARACHUTE. HE WANTS A JET PACK LIKE THE ONE 007 WORE. >>VERY PRACTICAL. >>Reporter: NO WELL-DRESSED MAN SHOULD BE WITHOUT ONE, ESPECIALLY WHEN TAKING LIBERTIES WITH A CERTAIN

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  1. Wow! I didn't expect to see jet packs in my lifetime! Hopefully I'll get to fly one! Looks like the futuristic stuff is finally starting to come together now. 😃

  2. It's not a statue of liberty. It's a statue of Apollo , god of war , or ISIS, queen of slavery . Given to us by the French Masons. This Liberty thing is a lie in your face. Research statue of liberty. It's true.

  3. how about, merging the vertical lift off from a jet pack with the flying capabilities of the jet wings? well that is non of my business 🙂

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