Fastest jet-pack flight-world record
set by Eric Scott
Knockhill Racing Circuit, Scotland, UK -- Internationally
renowned Go Fast! Jet Pack pilot, Eric Scott, 46, from
Denver, USA, was clocked reaching 68mph while harnessed to
the jet pack, powered by hydrogen peroxid -setting the world
record for the Fastest
Eric said: "I knew this was going to be
a special weekend for breaking records. Knockhill is a great
location and when the weather improved it was all about going
Mr Scott, 46, who worked as a stuntman on
films such as Poison Ivy with Drew Barrymore and the TV series
Walker, Texas Ranger starring Chuck Norris, said the wind
had curtailed his speed.
In November 2008 Eric became the first jet-propelled
man to cross the 1,053ft wide Royal Gorge Canyon in Colorado,
USA. Mr Scott has clocked up nearly 1,000 solo flights.
The jet pack currently carries only enough
fuel to last about 30 seconds, but a new device is in development
that will eventually allow up to 30 minutes of flying time.
Adjudicators from Fife Constabulary
used speed laser guns to measure Mr Scott’s attempt which
could put him in the record books.
PC James Henry, from Fife Constabulary,
who will be promoting road safety at the event, said: "Officers
were pleased to be involved with Eric's world record attempt
for the Fastest
jet-pack flight. "At least on this occasion he did
not mind being caught speeding."
Mr Scott said: “It's just that sensation
that you get when you take off. It's amazing.”