After 40 years, millions of dollars, and tons of experimentation, Australian entrepreneur David Mayman finally had one of his dreams come true.
He flew a high-powered personal jetpack over the Hudson River.
"It was an incredible experience, one I have been dreaming of since I was a young boy," Mayman told Entrepreneur. "We have just proved that personal flight is a reality. It's here and we will stay at the forefront of this."
By "we" he means his team at JetPack Aviation, where Mayman is the CEO and test pilot. JetPack Aviation has actually been working on perfecting a jetpack since the 1970s.
The lightweight JB-9 jetpack Mayman flew is powered by two turbine jet engines they developed after several years of tests.
It can reach up to 10,000 feet in the sky at speeds of up to 63 miles per hour.
That certainly beats taking a crammed subway train for transportation. Can we all have a jetpack?
One day, the great minds at JetPack Aviation hope that we can. They hope to be in a position to sell them to consumers sooner rather than later, but, in the meantime, they need some more development.
We'll just have to live vicariously through Mayman for now.
You can watch his flight in the video below: