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Unique way to follow roadbeds...
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 Posted: Sat Mar 28th, 2015 05:49 pm
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Just found this video on Youtube. I have no idea about the legality of flying 10 feet from the tracks, but this guy was clearly in class G (unregulated) airspace.

However, assuming you could do this legally out in the country (can't do this in cities or near any regulated airspace except with the proper licensing) this might be a good way to follow our favorite railroads, trace old roadbeds, or even to take some awesome pictures.

Here's the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUpx5Xni60Y

Apparently, if you're flying a single seat version of this contraption, it is classified as an Ultralight aircraft and only requires a driver's license and a few hours of training. These guys are nuts though as I don't think I'll strap myself to a giant fan and a parachute:Crazy:

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A bed sheet, a lawn chair and a leaf blower?

Think I'll keep wishing for an Airnocker or a J3

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