No, this isn't some silly cartoon character. Or a Robert Downey, Jr. movie about some silly comic book character.
This is a real thing, where the fellow straps on wings and jet engines and flies around.
Jetman is in Wisconsin this week, and was flying around at the AirVenture show in Oshkosh. He flew around next to a B-17, and had some other stuff scheduled. Sounds like fun.
What use can we make of this technology? Well, it could be a James Bond thing. Or could have been. I could see Sean Connery's James Bond doing this; he wore that Jetpack in Thunderball. I can see Roger Moore's James Bond doing this; he flew that little Mr. Bean-looking jet in Octopussy. Maybe even Pierce Brosnan's Bond. Not so sure about that new guy, though. Is this the kind of thing Daniel Craig's James Bond would do? I don't know. He just doesn't strike me as a throw-on-a-jet kind of fellow. Maybe I'm wrong.
So, if not a James Bond gadget, what good is it?
Well, if we put laser beams or rocket launchers on it, we could use it to shoot laser beams or launch rockets at things. Other than that, I got nothing.
So, help me out here. What would you do with a Jetman outfit? What use could we make of this technology?