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Jetpacks are hard to fly

Jetpacks are hard to fly

By | Posted - Oct. 6, 2011 at 11:42 a.m.

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HORSHAM, England -- Owning a jetpack is one thing, but learning to fly it can be incredibly challenging.

When Stuart Ross realized he needed the help of a specialist to learn to fly his machine, he enlisted the help of the world's leading U.S.jetpack pilot Eric Scott.

Jetpacks are heavy and are fueled by 90-percent peroxide, which makes it incredibly dangerous to fly.

Eric Scott makes it look easy, but in reality you can't simply open the thrust and hope for the best.

There are no duel control versions for training and no simulators available.

As Scott explains, every pilot has their own learning curve.

He says it's about controlling your mental processing of the flight and learning to control a machine with so much power.

Stuart hopes to become Europe's only jetpack pilot, and as Eric Scott says, that dream could become a reality.


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