First Commercially Available Jetpack Hits

Posted: Mar 10 2010, 8:43am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:56pm CDT, in News | Technology News


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Ladies ad gentleman, we have arrived at the future. We don't have flying cars, space travel is still pretty primitive, and the robots aren't smart enough to overthrow us yet- but we do have jetpacks. That's right, Martin Aircraft (via TechRadar), a New Zealand-based company, has just priced the world's first commercially available jet pack.

Just $86,000 will get you your own man-portable flying device. This pack gives only 30 minutes of flight time. That may not seem like much, but it's way longer than you're able to fly in a stretch right now.

These packs are filled to the brim with safety systems. There are back-ups for everything, as well as an emergency ballistic parachute. Pitch and roll are handled by controls on one hand, while thrust and yaw are managed by another. The operator must weigh at least 140 lbs and less than 240 lbs.

There you are; the price of a dream is just $86,000.

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