Jet pack nearing commercial launch.
New Zealand company Martin Aircraft say they are nearing a launch onto the industrial market next year, with prices expected to be around US$120,000 - 140,000 for the commercial model. The product will initially be marketed towards first responders such as fire and rescue services who could use it to cut through traffic or navigate to hard to reach places.
The unit can be flown either in person or via remote control, and runs on standard gasoline so you could “stop at a garage and fill it up”. A military model with more sophisticated features could cost as much as US$200,000.
The company hopes to have a more basic model available for the recreational market in 2015. While the company says the pack features a longer endurance than people might expect, it also has a ballistic parachute and roll cage in case of emergency.