DENVER, Aug. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- August 23rd will be remembered as a special day in jetpack history. Eric Scott, the most experienced and longest flying jetpack pilot in the world, emerged from beneath the waters of Lake San Cristobal and flew straight into the sky. He covered 510 feet in distance, and landed on a small piece of land all while strapped to an 800-horsepower rocket. The stunt is first of its kind.
"I have dreamt of it for 15 years. It was the coolest thing I have ever experienced. I wish everyone could experience what I felt today. The best way I can describe it is to imagine the dramatic change in environment – from water, to air, to land, all while strapped to an insanely powerful machine. It was awesome!" said Scott after the flight.
Although jetpacks have existed since the 1960s, today's stunt highlights the extreme versatility of the Apollo Jetpack's cutting-edge technology.
With 15 years in the business, some of Scott's most impressive work saw him flying over the Royal Gorge near Cañon City, a span that required him to fly over 1,000 feet in roughly 21 seconds. It should be no surprise that Scott also currently holds the fastest jetpack flight record (a staggering 75-mph) – a feat set while doing similar work for GO FAST! Energy Drink, the prior sponsor of the Apollo Jetpack.
We made history today with this extreme Apollo Jetpack stunt! Enjoy the video and share it with your friends and family!
Our next performance will be the kickoff for the Colorado Extreme Sports Video Competition on Friday, August 26th, at 7:30PM at ViewHouse in Denver. Come out and meet Eric Scott and other members of Apollo Jetpack Team. #belimitless
About Apollo Energy Gum Company (www.apollogumcompany.com)
Apollo Gum Company is the new business venture of GO FAST! founder Troy Widgery. This supplement company is on a mission to change the way people consume energy. With headquarters in Denver, Apollo Gum Company is providing a clean, healthy, portable and affordable energy source for athletes, business professionals and anyone who needs an extra boost. Apollo Gum Company is inspiring people all over the world to go after their dreams, push their limits and live a healthier lifestyle. It doesn't matter if you are an athlete, stay-at-home mom or a CEO, we want you to join our community of #belimitless individuals who want to release their inner superhero.
About Apollo Jetpack (www.jetpackinternational.com)
Jet P.I. LLC was created 12 years ago to research, develop and construct what was once a childhood dream. The goal of Jet P.I. was to build a lighter, faster, more economical and longer-flying jetpack than the original built by Bell Aerosystems in the 1960s. Utilizing cutting-edge technology, materials and engineering along with incredible passion, determination and an extreme amount of work, Jet P.I. has developed the world's most advanced personal flying machine. Today, the Apollo Jetpack (the former GO FAST! Jetpack) has flown for events held around the world and has been featured on the BBC, the Today Show, Fox News and many other national and international programs.
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