Personal flight technology soared to whole new levels recently when Jetpack Aviation unveiled its JB-9 jetpack, “the world’s only real jetpack,” according to the company. And what better way to show off the invention than to take it on a maiden voyage around the Statue of Liberty?
David Mayman, the Australian inventor of the JB-9, debuted his device by flying it over the Hudson River and around the iconic New York landmark on Nov. 3. The jetpack runs on kerosene, uses small-scale airplane engines and can keep users floating in the air for around 10 minutes, according to Gizmag.
However, Mayman said that his company’s description of “world’s only jetpack” depends on someone’s definition of the term.
“As far as we’re concerned, a jetpack is something that you can take off and land from vertically,” he told Hack, an Australian Broadcasting Corporation podcast. “So if you can imagine walking out your front door and being able to take off from your porch.”
Check out the video of the flight below: