This year has seen some interesting movement in the world of hoverbikes, hovering platforms that can support a standing human, and drone prototypes large enough to carry people. EUKA has an overview of 8 noteworthy examples.
Most promising in the jet-propelled category is Zapata Racing's Flyboard:
Best DIY is Colin Furze's homemade hoverbike, and he makes up for his invention's lack of steering with unbridled enthusiam:
With the exception of the maglev types (which feel like cheats to most people), these things are way too noisy for any practical use, but wtaching it kind of like watching vintage aicraft fails:
• 8 REAL HoverBoards and HoverBikes That Actually Hover (Vimeo / EUKA)