Jet pack ahoy!

POSTED: September 29, 2020

From yesterday’s Guardian:

In an awe-inspiring test flight, the inventor Richard Browning, looking distinctly like Marvel’s Iron Man, put the suit through its paces on the Langdale Pikes.

Browning could be seen shooting across the grassy knolls at heights of between 3 and 6 metres (10 to 20ft) in search of a party of walkers simulating a casualty scenario. Within minutes the woman and young girl had been located in a search that would normally have taken rescuers more than an hour on foot.

The “groundbreaking exercise” was the culmination of a year-long discussion between the ambulance charity, the Great North air ambulance service (GNAAS) and Gravity Industries.

Here, from the same piece: a short video of Richard Browning in action.