Company Makes Jetpack for the Commercial Market

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The New Zealand based Martin Aircraft Company has announced that it will be commercially producing its jetpack, creatively named The Martin Jetpack.

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Price tag?  $75,000.  Buyers must complete a jetpack training course before receiving their jetpack, so you should also factor in a trip to New Zealand. Oh, and pilots must weigh between 140 and 240 pounds, so I’m out.

But if you can’t afford the aircraft itself, you can always buy a $35 t-shirt with its logo

The Martin Jetpack has a range of about 30 miles, with a top speed of about 60 mph.  According to the Telegraph, “Martin Aircraft Company chief executive Richard Lauder said the pack could be perfect for the emergency services, private users and even the military.”

The Telegraph via Geekologie.

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