You Can Now Fly With Your Own Personal Jetpack!

Over the past 34 years, Glen Martin’s company has been progressing on his concept Martin Jetpack, first developed in 1981.

The New Zeland based firm has finally attained a design of a jetpack that’s feasible. It’s powered by a 200 hp V4 petrol engine that drives two fans for up to 30 minutes of flight time. It can attain speeds of 74 km/h (45 mph) and reach altitudes of 1,000 meters, but Martin’s aim is not only for personal use, but also for emergency responders and government agencies.

The Martin Jetpack can take off and land vertically, and has been designed with safety in mind, with piloting qualifications easily obtainable.

The Martin Jetpack is almost ready to reach the market, and will be available to purchase for $150,000 USD by the end of 2015.