What its creators call “the most eagerly awaited
personal aircraft man ever dreamed about” will be making its public debut on
Tuesday, July 29, during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
After 27 years of research and development, the
Martin Jetpack will be launched at 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29, at AeroShell
Square on the EAA AirVenture grounds.
“Such a flying machine has been part of our
imagination for decades, highlighted by science fiction movies such as “Buck
Rogers” more than 75 years ago and by military attempts to produce a
practical jetpack in the 1950s,” said the jetpack’s developer. “We have
worked for nearly 30 years to develop this jetpack and are very much looking
forward to unveiling the technology at Oshkosh.”
The developers of the “World’s First
Practical Jetpack” state that their innovation is distinguished by a unique,
patented technology. Capable of flying 100 times longer than the Bell Rocket
Belt of the 1960s, it uses regular gasoline and complies with FAA Ultralight