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Someone is flying over LAX in a jet pack -- is it Iron Man?!

Someone is flying around in a jet pack like a rocket man, annoying air traffic controllers at LAX -- and it's not the first time.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Oct 15 2020 9:59 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:20 PM CDT

The news has been rocketing upwards reporting on someone flying around LAX in a jetpack, something that was confirmed by a China Airlines pilot to air traffic controllers.

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It's not the first time, either -- with the unidentified jetpack-wearing person spotted at around 1:45PM local time in LA, explains the US Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA. 6 weeks ago the rocket man (or woman, or alien, or robot, or Qanon) was spotted flying around in their jetpack around LAX.

The FAA told CNN: "A China Airlines crew reported seeing what appeared to be someone in a jetpack at an approximate altitude of 6,000 feet, about seven miles northwest of Los Angeles International Airport".

Then there's some air traffic radio recordings that were captured by China Airlines crew, with one of the pilots telling the LAX tower in a recording secured by Fox 11: "We just saw a flying object, like a flight suit jetpack, went by us". The flight controller responds to the pilot, asking them to clarify that it was a man with a jetpack -- and not a drone.

The pilot replied: "A jetpack. Too shiny. Too fast". After that, the LAX air traffic controller said: "Attention all craft: Use caution. A jetpack rocket man has been reported".

6 weeks ago the jetpack-traveler was flying around LAX when an American Airlines pilot telling LAX air traffic controllers: "We just passed a guy in a jetpack". Not only was it American Airlines, but a SkyWest Airlines pilot saw the same jetpack-fueled rocket man flying past them, with the pilot saying: "We just saw the guy passing by us in the jetpack". A third pilot added: "Only in LA".

The FBI is now working with the FAA over the incidents above LAX, with FBI Los Angeles Field Office spokeswoman Laura Eimiller explaining: "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".

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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