The fictional imagination of man flying with the help of a jetpack may soon become reality as a company from New Zealand that designed the jetpack, successfully tested its emergency parachute design to be included in it.
Martin Aircraft’s $100,000 jetpack was recently tested with the addition of an emergency parachute for safety in case things go wrong mid-flight.
According to the company’s founder Glenn L. Martin, the test was a success.
The 115 kilogram craft uses two ‘superfans’ that blasts air downward to propel the aircraft, can fly more than half an hour, reach more than 1000 feet and cruise at 100 kilometer per hour.
A ballistic parachute for emergency