It’s been a long year, and with the election coming up, it’s not going to get any shorter. I think it’s safe to say that we can all use a little levity right now, to distract us from the real world.
Over the summer, one guy took that idea to the extreme, achieving literal levity, via the most insane means possible – a jet pack – and apparently, he’s still at it. He first appeared on September 1st in the sky above Los Angeles International Airport, when an American Airlines pilot spotted him about 30 yards away from the plane – and 3000 feet high. Then, on October 14th, he was spotted again.
“A China Airlines crew reported seeing what appeared to be someone in a jet pack at an approximate altitude of 6,000 feet, about seven miles northwest of Los Angeles International Airport,” the FAA said in a statement.
6,000 feet! It seems his technology has improved. Or else his confidence has.
The authorities are looking into the case of the real-life Rocketeer.
“The FBI is in contact with the FAA and is investigating multiple reports of what, according to witnesses, appeared to be an individual in a jetpack near LAX, including one today reported by a China Airlines crew,” FBI Los Angeles Field Office spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Wednesday.
Meanwhile, social media is doing what it does best: cracking jokes.
6500 feet? How can the jet pack harness the weight of the gigantic balls on that guy?
— Cody (@JagsFanCody) October 15, 2020
That’s a good point. Someone will have to ask Phony Stark the next time he appears. If he plans to go any higher, I hope he’s fixed the ice problem.
Maybe he’s a rogue jetpack paramedic?