Pilots in LA are warned to use caution after sighting of flying person

  • 07 Aug - 13 Aug, 2021
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Nearly a year after a man was first spotted flying around Los Angeles International Airport on a jetpack, it appears that he may be making a return trip. Pilots in the LA area were warned of another possible jet pack sighting near LAX, the Federal Aviation Administration told multiple news outlets in a statement. The person was flying thousands of feet in the air, leading air traffic control to compare him to the Marvel superhero Iron Man. "A Boeing 747 pilot reported seeing an object that might have resembled a jet pack 15 miles east of LAX at 5,000 feet altitude," the FAA said. "Out of an abundance of caution, air traffic controllers alerted other pilots in the vicinity.” In the recordings KCBS obtained, air traffic personnel told a SkyWest pilot to "use caution," adding, "The jet man is back." When asked by air traffic control if the pilot saw "the UFO," the pilot replied, "We were looking, but we did not see Iron Man." The sighting comes after a flight school instructor first reported spotting someone flying on a jetpack off the coast of Los Angeles County in August 2020, posting a video that led to more reports. In total, at least four pilots reported spotting a similar flying mystery last year.