Gallery: Martin Aircraft Unveils World’s First “Practical” Jetpack


The jetpack is the quintessential mode of futuristic transportation – and if all goes well for New Zealand’s Martin Aircraft, you might have the chance to get your hands on one soon. Looking like one of Wile E. Coyote’s wacky gadgets, or a prop from a James Bond movie, the Martin Jetpack is designed to travel at 60mph and it can reach an altitude of 8,000 feet. This week Martin Aircraft performed a series of manned test flights and, if all goes well, they plan to sell their first consumer versions in 2015.

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  1. jaspreet October 21, 2013 at 11:32 am

    how much does a helicopter cost i have purchase

  2. JB Kolod August 18, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    something about it being called “practical” made me think it was going to be a lot smaller than it is

  3. David Schurig August 18, 2013 at 10:55 am

    A pack is something you can walk around with on your back. This is not a jet pack. It’s a rocket that a person gets strapped to.

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