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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedExcitement Builds for July 29 Jetpack Launch at AirVenture
More details are emerging about "The World's First Practical Jetpack" that will make its public debut at EAA AirVenture on Tuesday, July 29.

The developers of the Martin Jetpack note that the innovative technology will allow up to 30-minute flights and a total engine life of 1,000 hours. Some 27 years of research and development went into the jetpack, which has no direct competitors and is a huge technological leap from the 25- to 30-second flights made by the Bell Rocket Belt of the 1960s.

Several pilots (including the one pictured with the jetpack) have made successful test flights as the development group readies itself for its Oshkosh appearance.

The jetpack, which will be publicly unveiled on AirVenture's AeroShell Square at 9:30 a.m. on July 29, has unique patented technology that allows it to operate on regular-grade gasoline and fly under FAA ultralight regulations. The developers will also be presenting two forums during AirVenture to further discuss the evolution of the jetpack.

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