Tech Shorts #2: The Martin Jetpack

By: Eric Z.

This is one of the first practical jetpacks made by Martin Jetpacks. Finally, actual flying without a plane, parachute, or glider. Unlike the jetpack Jetpack Man, Yves Rossy, uses, you can land without a parachute. It can run for 30 minutes, and it can fly at top speeds around 45 miles per hour. The Martin Jetpack is often compared to the helicopter due to its propeller based propulsion system. It is more compact, so you could eventually fly between buildings, if it is legal. The company will develop more jetpacks for leisure in the near future.