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Wed, Jan 02, 2019

Company Says Jetpack Racing Is Coming Soon

Jetpack Aviation Completes Flight Tests With Two Pilots Operating Near Each Other

Are you ready for jetpack racing? It could be the hot new sport in 2019, according to JetPack Aviation CEO David Mayman.

After 12 months testing two of its jetpacks in side by side flights, JetPack Aviation has announced the launch of its racing league. And it is inviting the world to join in.

JetPack Aviation has launched the world’s first JetPack Racing League after flying two jetpacks together for the first time in history.

The company has spent the past 12 months test flying to determine whether its jetpacks can be flown safely in close proximity to each other. Just after Christmas, it released a video of two of its company pilots flying in formation. "We are all really excited about this, it is the first time in history that two jetpacks have flown together, we’ve done a huge amount of testing and now it’s time to get racing,” said JPA CEO and Chief Pilot David Mayman.

JetPack Aviation specifically tested the impact of exhaust flows on other jetpacks when flying close together. Operations Manager and JetPack Pilot Boris Jarry noted, “It’s really amazing, we found that we are able to fly within inches of each other with no problems at all – the jetpacks are just so stable it’s incredible.”

JPA will invite qualified teams to participate in trials during 2019. The JPA jetpacks used in the racing league are capable of flying at over 200 mph. Mayman says, “We are also in discussions with inventors of other VTOL aircraft to determine whether their aircraft are appropriate for the league. We love turbine VTOL technology and want to see the league become a place where other companies can also demonstrate their contribution to the future of transportation.”

"This really will be an amazing spectator sport, we expect it to grow ," said Jarry. "It’s possible for trained and skilled pilots to fly within inches of each other while doing incredible speeds. It’s an extraordinary thrill for the pilot and the audience will love the sight and sound – we sound like a group of fighter jets going past.”

(Source: JetPack Aviation news release. Image from YouTube video)

FMI: www.jetpackaviation.com

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