Jetpack testing gets go-ahead

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Ever dreamt of flying like a bird? Well a New Zealand inventor has been given the go ahead to start testing his human flying device.
Inventor Glenn Martin began working on a human flying machine more than 30 years ago. He has now perfected his design and is ready for final testing.
The jetpacks have powerful fans to help make it move. The pilot straps himself into the frame and controls it with two joysticks.
A specialised version of the jetpack designed for the military and emergency crews such as firefighters could be ready for delivery by mid-2014.
If tests are successful the machines could be on sale to the public in 2015.
But they’ll be pricey – the jetpack is estimated to cost more than $180,000!
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18 Responses

  1. Yeah I think so to’ do you know what there using to make these things I MEAN PEOPLE COME ON

  2. Being the killjoy I am, I’m going to point out that this isn’t technically a true jetpack. It’s 2 giant fans welded onto some framework. Nonetheless, this is still quite impressive.

  3. WOW!
    I would to fly up in the sky!
    But the gasoline must be very bad for the enviroment????????????????????????????????

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