video: the flying jet pack

Well, jet pack is a misnomer. This is actually powered by a piston engine which drives two ducted fans. It is a little like taking the ducted fan UAV that Honeywell came up with (you can see a video of that here:

and upsizing it to fly a human. The demo was filmed at the recent experimental aircraft get-together at Oshkosh.

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