'Iron Man' just broke the world record for the fastest ever jet pack flight

Thursday, 09 November 2017, 07:32:33 PM. Richard Browning set record in his $52,000 suit.
Share Tech & Science Jet Pack Iron Man A British inventor dubbed the “real life Iron Man” has set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest jet pack. The £40,000 ($52,000) jet pack, which uses kerosene thrusters to propel the wearer several feet above the ground, reached 32.02 mph flying over Lagoona Park in Reading, U.K., on Thursday, November 8. Richard Browning, the founder of British tech firm Gravity Industries, set the record for the ‘Fastest speed in a body controlled jet engine powered suit’. Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now Real-life Iron Man Richard Browning set a new Guinness World Record for the 'fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit'. Guiness World Records “I am delighted we have set the record,” Browning said. “It is a pleasure and a privilege to have our unique creation recognised and celebrated around the world.” Read more: World’s first commercial jet pack, priced around $150,000, set for launch Gravity Industries has filed patents for its jet pack, which combines body mounted miniaturized jet engines with a specially designed exo-skeleton to allow vertical takeoff and flight. Browning’s world record comes just eight months after he founded Gravity Industries, and he hopes to commercialize the technology and push the record even further in the future. “Gravity has gone from an audacious dream to a patent pending technology powering the world’s first human propulsion flight, all in less than 12 months,” the...Read more
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