Jetman crosses channel

#2
Can't see the point really. To enable launch you have to get into an aircraft, fly to 8500 ft and jump out before deploying wings and turning on the engines. Then you have to land by parachute. May have well have stayed in the plane, landed normally, saved fuel and avoided repacking the chute.
 
#3
Looked like a great laugh to me. Whats the point? Is one really required??

Sign me up for a pair of jet wings!! :)
 
#5
The RAF Regt will have them by a week on thurs.
 
#6
DigitalGeek said:
Can't see the point really. To enable launch you have to get into an aircraft, fly to 8500 ft and jump out before deploying wings and turning on the engines. Then you have to land by parachute. May have well have stayed in the plane, landed normally, saved fuel and avoided repacking the chute.

I believe in the saying, 'learn something new every day'. If everybody took your cynical attitude there wouldn't be invention or innovation.
Who knows, in ten years time..... or do you still do your washing with a dolly peg and does your car suffer pre-ignition?javascript:emoticon('post',%20'message',%20':)')
 
#8
12volts said:
DigitalGeek said:
Can't see the point really. To enable launch you have to get into an aircraft, fly to 8500 ft and jump out before deploying wings and turning on the engines. Then you have to land by parachute. May have well have stayed in the plane, landed normally, saved fuel and avoided repacking the chute.

I believe in the saying, 'learn something new every day'. If everybody took your cynical attitude there wouldn't be invention or innovation.
Who knows, in ten years time..... or do you still do your washing with a dolly peg and does your car suffer pre-ignition?
Bloody hell. Pre-ignition.
I'd forgotten about that. A real blast from the past.
Like white dogshit and eight-track digital watches.

Still. From 8,500 feet the tw@t could have done without the wing and rocketty things and still made the other side, just by jumping a bit as he exited the aircraft.
I wanted to see him loop, roll, write his name in the sky and generally fly like Tinkerbell or whatever that fairy's bloody name is.
Booooring!
 
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#11
brettarider said:
Pah,
Brian blessed beat him to it years ago
I'm sorry - Lobsang Rampa (aka Cyril Hoskin) who could have been twinned with a character in another arrse long running thread was doing this gliding stuff in Tibet when Michaelangelo was still using crayons.
 

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