Own The Sky
90 min • Business & Technology, Sport & Adventure • 2019
What begins as a life-long passion for jetpacks, turns to an obsession, then addiction and finally triumph. Shot over ten years, Own the Sky chronicles David Mayman’s seemingly impossible quest to build and fly the world’s first jetpack around the Statue of Liberty, and the impact his obsession has on his wife and children. Growing up in middle class Sydney suburbia, David Mayman has the same dream that many young boys of his age have – to be able to take off and fly! His quest for speed however nearly takes his life and it’s during his recovery from a high-speed go-karting accident that he sees the opening of the 1984 LA Olympics and the famous flight of the rocket-pack into the stadium. His life’s ambition is born… he is going to build and fly a jetpack.