What grabbed my attention when looking at the lead of this story was that not every day you see a guy flying a jet pack so when I saw the lead it made me want to read more about it. I was thinking “why is a guy up that high in the air for a pilot to see him?” “I didn’t even know jet packs were real.” “I wonder what the full story is.”

1.) Only in LA, you can see a guy flying 3,000 miles above the ground.

2.) Los Angeles International Airport reported that their plane had just passed someone wearing a jetpack 3,000 miles above the ground.

3.) A guy wearing a jet pack has been spotted 3,000 miles about the ground.

One Response to “Leads”

  1.   fuglsang Says:

    #1 is the closest to a feature lead, Katy. As I read, i thought of Randy Newman’s song I Love LA:

    Look at that mountain
    Look at those trees
    Look at that bum over there, man
    He’s down on his knees
    Look at these women
    There ain’t nothing like ’em nowhere

    Maybe you could do “Look at the mountain, look at the trees, look at the jetpack dude, free as he please.”

    But the reader would have to know the song.

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