What kind of engine do I need to build a "flying board"? Hi there, I'm pretty much new here and I've been making lots of research about engines, ion engines, turbines etc. But I still don't understand. I want to build a steel board, since I have the facility to work with any kind of metal because of my dad. The thing is I want to make the board "fly", just enough to keep it away from the floor. I want to have that feeling of being on a "flying board" working with engines. Those kind of engines that use flame throwers or wind or whatever, I see that aircrafts does not throw flames though. I'm pretty much new to engines and that stuff but I'm not stupid, and I learn right away everything I read. I will need more than 1 engine, maybe 2 engines under the board to lift it and keep it "floating" at any hight and another engine to make it move forward, to cause thrust. I want to control this board with any device on my hand, that'll be another topic. For now I want to build the engines, propulsory system, turbine, ion thrust or whatever is called :) Of course I don't want a big engine, I want them small, the board will be very big, maybe as long as a snowboard or a bit more, but way wider, maybe twice a snowboard. I don't know how much power the engines will need to lift me (including the board) I weigh 160 lb though. Is this possible? Thanks a lot! I'm really into this, I have the facilities to everything at my dad's office, thanks!