Inventor Injured After Flying Jetpack Without A Helmet

Don’t do that, guys

Jetpacks promise a thrilling world of daring adventure, the rocketing power of flight available by just strapping on an engine. There are risks, of course, because every human endeavor comes with some risks, and the easiest way to mitigate those risks (besides not wearing a jetpack) is to wear a helmet when flying. Which is partly why Nick Macomber, vice president of Jet Pack International, was recently hospitalized.

As Digital Spy reports:

Macomber appears to be fine after his crash. Here is is in happier times, flying his jetpack around San Diego, while wearing a helmet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksYDTlOx3dM
Kelsey D. Atherton

Kelsey D. Athertonis a defense technology journalist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work on drones, lethal AI, and nuclear weapons has appeared in Slate, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere.