Tagged: jetpack

Jetpack joyrides - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Jun 19, 2018

The Jetpack has been a futuristic symbol of techno-utopia, and freedom, for a century. The first jetpack was conceived in 1919. It wasn’t until 1958, though, that the first working model was created. But they still seem further from general availability than the comparatively more pedestrian flying car, which I wrote about last year. There … Read More

Sci fi-inspired innovation treads line between dystopia and utopia - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 11, 2016

By Paul Levy, University of Brighton The race is on to bring a jetpack to market. New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft has a jetpack which is due to go on sale this year and US-based JetPack Aviation is working on a more streamlined offering. So aviation junkies with the cash to spare will soon be able to get … Read More

The personal jetpack – who will get there first? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 10, 2015

It has been a rollercoaster of a year for Martin Jetpack, the innovative Christchurch company that for years has been chipping away on developing a “practical” personal jetpack.  Glenn Martin In June, the company’s founder, Glenn Martin, abruptly quit, seemingly dismayed at the direction the company that bears his name was going in. You see, Martin’s original vision, over 35 … Read More