# What regulations in the US exist for jetpacks?

In 2010 Fox News posted an article in which they quoted a representative of the FAA saying that the FAA might not regulate jetpacks (the representative did say that they could fall under Part 103). Do any regulations exist in the US for jetpacks?

• If they don't regulate them, then I guess the answer is no? Jan 8, 2014 at 21:39
• The article, and I think the FAA rep, actually suggests that they very well might fall under Part 103 (ultralights).
– egid
Jan 8, 2014 at 21:40
• Right, the answer would be "No, none exist." It may be that no one can find any sort of reference to regulation of jetpacks other than that previous statement by the FAA. I'm fine with that answer; I'm just trying to see if jetpacks fit into some regulation somewhere. Jan 8, 2014 at 21:41
• @egid Yes, but it does mention that there was some hesitation over whether to even put jetpacks under Part 103. Jan 8, 2014 at 21:42
• Another thing I'm curious about is this: If the FAA definitively said they do not regulate jetpacks, would a jetpack user (in theory) be allowed to fly in any airspace (except maybe TFR)? Jan 8, 2014 at 21:47

• Thirty seconds is not sufficient to be considered a flight . . . Sorry Orville! :-) Jan 10, 2014 at 16:31