Unidentified man in a jetpack spotted at 6,000 feet near the Los Angeles Airport

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A Chinese flight crew spotted Wednesday an unidentified man flying in a jetpack near the Los Angeles International Airport at an approximate altitude of 6,000 feet. This happened again. The flight path was between two cities in southeastern Los Angeles County – Lynwood and Huntington Park. An American Airlines flight was the first to report a “guy in a jetpack” at the plane’s’ altitude of 3,000 feet above Los Angeles International Airport on September 1. The FAA said it alerted local law enforcement agencies and are investigating the report.

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“It’s very, very unlikely with the existing technology,” said Mayman, CEO of the Los Angeles-based company Jetpack Aviation. “I’m open to being surprised. But I don’t think there’s anyone working on technology that could do a flight from ground level to 3,000 feet and then come back down again.” Several commercial jetpacks that can climb several thousand feet are available for purchase, but they carry only a few minutes’ worth of fuel. One company, Jet Pack Aviation, lists speeds topping 120 mph and a maximum altitude of 15,000 feet for a system powered by six jet engines.