GLEN MARTIN JET PACK
Wednesday September 23rd, 2009
FLY YOUR OWN JET PACK
A company that has designed a jet pack is selling advanced training on eBay. Designer Glen Martin wants to give people outside the development team a chance to try out his invention following its successful reception at the AirVenture air show in Oshkosh Wisconsin.
The Martin Jetpack can fly up to 8,000ft and has a 200-horsepower capability. The tests which are open to over 18s who weigh in under 14 stone and hold a valid driverís license are only to the height of three to four feet and a max speed of 6mph. However bidding has already reach £19,000.
According to the company the Martin Jetpack is, 'a flight system where we can bring almost anybody in and, with just a small amount of training, they can be flying the Martin Jetpack with high levels of confidence and safety'. They also go on to claim, 'This is your chance to make aviation history... Your own 'Wright brothers' moment.'
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