Kiwi Jetpack’s big unveiling

Christchurch inventor Glenn Martin today unveiled his prototype jetpack at the Airventure airshow in Wisconsin.

The New York Times has done an extensive story on Martin and his invention, which also featured on One News this evening.

A description of Martin’s patent application for the propulsion device, filed in 2005, is outlined here.

The Ultimate Personal Flying Machine – a preview video of the Martin jetpack is on Youtube.

Martin’s company website is here.

Other media:

The Press – Now it’s possible to fly – thanks to Kiwi inventor

TVNZ – Kiwi inventor makes aviation history

Popular Science – Flight of the Jetpack

Chicago Tribune – Jetpack makes maiden flight

FOX News – Long-lasting Jetpack to Be Unveiled at Air Show

CNN piece on the Bell Jetpack tested in 1961

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