2020 witnessed many bizarre incidents – from the appearance of monoliths at several parts of the world to a mysterious ‘jetpack man’ flying in the skies.
An American Airlines flight reported that an unidentified man spotted flying was a jetpack at an altitude of 3,000 feet above the Los Angeles airport. The person was spotted by two different pilots. One of the pilots claimed that the man was flying just 30 yards from his plane.
The American Airlines pilot reportedly spotted the ‘guy in a jetpack’ as he approached Los Angeles International Airport around 6:30 pm on August 30.
“Tower, American 1997. We just passed a man in a jetpack,” the pilot said in the audio log, saying the person was 300 yards away to the left side of the aircraft, which was flying at an altitude of 3,000 feet.
Another pilot said he saw the “guy in a jetpack.” He reported them to air traffic controllers, who immediately issued a warning to all the other Los Angeles crew members.
“JetBlue 23, use caution, the person in a jet pack reported 300 yards south of the LA final at about 3,000 feet, 10 mile final,” the controllers were heard saying.
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the sightings were and the FBI had also taken note of the incident.
Now the unknown Flying Man has been captured in a video, soaring nearly 3,000 above the Palos Verdes with a jetpack.
The Sling Pilot Academy has shared the video on Instagram. They wrote that a flight instructor filmed the video on December 21 while flying near Palos Verdes, south of Los Angeles, at an altitude of around 3,000 feet.
The Sling Pilot Academy noted that the flying object could be a drone. But if you look at the video closely, it looks like a person in a specialised costume.
“The video appears to show a jet pack, but it could also be a drone or some other object. If it is a ‘guy in a jet pack’ then it remains to be seen whether it is a legal test flight (jet packs are real – there is a manufacturer near Los Angeles) or related to the jet pack sightings near LAX recently that caused disruptions to air traffic,” Sling Pilot academy wrote.