Jet set and lift off

"Jetpack Man" flying during the 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championship last Friday in Cannes. Australian entrepreneur David Mayman took to the skies at a speed of almost 100kmh using what he describes as the world's first personal use vertical tak
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"Jetpack Man" flying during the 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championship last Friday in Cannes. Australian entrepreneur David Mayman took to the skies at a speed of almost 100kmh using what he describes as the world's first personal use vertical take-off and landing aircraft as crowds gathered at the event. Jetpack Man was one of a several acts at the annual air race.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 22, 2018, with the headline 'Jet set and lift off'. Print Edition | Subscribe