Jul 31, 2008

World's First Practical Jet Pack

Glenn Martin, an inventor from New Zealand has designed a jet pack that could allow you to fly to up to a distance of 30 miles. The jet pack was unveiled in front of thousands of people at AirVenture Oshkosh 2008, a air show in Wisconsin. In the show, one person demonstrated it by flying 3 feet off the ground for 45 seconds.

Glenn Martin claims that this is the world's first practical jet pack, as it is capable of flying an average-sized pilot 30 miles in 30 minutes on a full tank of fuel. This jet pack is designed to conform the Federal Aviation Administration's definition of an ultra light vehicle. So, according to rules, it won't require a pilot's licence to fly. The inventor plans to start selling the jet pack next year, for around £50,000 per piece. Want to buy one? Well, before that have a look at the following video!


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