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Martin Jetpack's 'jetski for the skies' to go on sale in 2012


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UK Telegraph:

Developer Glenn Martin, who has been working on his flying machine for 30 years, intends to make it available on the market in 2012 at a cost of about $100,000 (£60,000). Last month, the jetpack made its first high-altitude test flight, taking a dummy pilot to 1,500 meters (5,000 feet) under remote control while Mr Martin watched from a helicopter.

The jetpack - in fact using ducted fans, rather than jets - has been eagerly awaited for some years. In 2009 it was revealed that Mr Martin was seeking test pilots via eBay, and late last year Time magazine named the machine as one of the most anticipated inventions in the world.

The May 21 flight was a milestone in Martin's dream of building the world's first practical jetpack.

"The first people using these in cities will be medical personnel doing emergency response," he said.

"Then you'll see people putting camera mounts on them for traffic reporting and it will eventually evolve into people just flying for fun or going to work."snip

Oh good-now we cant text and talk on the phone while flying :unsure:
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