We’ve been promised jetpacks for so long that one science writer actually wrote a book entitled, ‘Where’s My Jetpack?’
But next year, the first proper, commercially available goes on sale – sadly, for £100,000.
Up until now, jetpacks have existed, but they’ve been extremely expensive and difficult to fly – so only a handful of people ever have.
This one has an inbuilt ballistic parachute in case anything goes wrong, can fly at 45mph, for up to 30 minutes.
Pilots can reach heights of up to 3,000 feet – which isn’t exactly Iron Man territory – but should make for some interesting bank heists.
Makers Martin Aircraft say that the first buyers may be emergency workers.
‘I think the first responders will see that as a massive improvement to their capability,’ said Peter Coker, chief executive of Martin Aircraft, ‘Naturally for the ambulance service, getting to a point of… Read the full story
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