Posted 06/29/2015 at 8:56 AM
Posted 2 years ago
For those of you who’ve dreamt of living life like the Jetsons, your wait will soon come to an end thanks to the Martin Aircraft Company.
The aerospace company announced that they will be releasing their Martin Jetpack.
Yes, the general public will be able to purchase the jetpack, which has been in development since 1980, in the second half of next year.
The chief executive officer, Peter Coker, did stress that they were looking to government agencies and first responders along with other emergency personnel with the product release.
He went on to elaborate: “for example, in the fire services going around to look at the situational awareness of what’s going on, perhaps through water security or even search and rescue on beach patrol, something along those lines. Naturally for the ambulance service getting to a point of importance of rescuing people in the shortest possible time.”
The Martin Jetpack’s technical specs are none too shabby – it has an estimated top speed of 46 miles per hour, and can fly for a half hour at an altitude of 3,000 feet.
It can be both manually flown and flown by remote.
The maximum weight bearing capacity of the jetpack is 265 pounds, powered by a 200 horsepower V4 engine.
Interested buyers may want to save up though – the initial price tag of the Martin Jetpack stands at $150,000.