Jet packs have come a long way in a few years. A stunning video released by Gravity Industries demonstrates how far. The video shows the company’s British founder Richard Browning using a jet pack suit he designed himself to board a boat. It was a part of a week he spent with the Netherlands Maritime Special Operations Force showcasing the jet suit’s military capabilities.
The jet suit uses over 1000bhp of Jet Engine power combined with natural human balance to deliver the most intense and enthralling spectacle. The jet suit is capable of flying at speeds of over 60 km/h for up to 8 minutes.
The suit allows the military to reach places that were previously inaccessible, providing new options for tactical deployment. For example, marines could use the jet pack suit to board commercial vessels for inspections more efficiently.
The Dutch military seemed impressed with the demonstration.
“By moving your body and your arms, you generate upward pressure. It’s a matter of finding balance in the air. It was easier than you might think,” Major Mark Haasdijk commented following the tests.
Gravity Industries founder Richard Browning, is a real life Ironman. A former oil trader & Royal Marines Reservist, he set up the company in 2017 with the intention to launch human flight into an entirely new era.
“The team and I are delivering on the vision to build Gravity into a world class aeronautical engineering business, challenge perceived boundaries in human aviation, and inspire a generation to dare ask ‘what if…”Richard Browning, Gravity Industries founder.
At their base in Goodwood, England they offer the public the chance to experience of jet suit flight themselves for the fee of £2000 ($3000 US).