Saturday, September 10, 2011

Markets in Everything: First Commercial Jetpack


"If scoring a seat onboard an airship doesn't seem to be in your immediate future, why not consider a jetpack? We've seen jetpack stunts and world record attempts before, but the notion of actually buying one for private, sky-legal use probably seemed like science fiction. But hold your skepticism: the first commercial jetpack is slated to go on sale as soon as next year.

The Martin Jetpack is scheduled to go on sale in 2012, and the current price tag is set at a lofty $100,000. Amazingly, it's actually legal: It will meet the FAA's strict standards for ultralight aircraft flight. By design, the jetsetter along for the ride won't be able to exceed 63 miles per hour, with a flight time limited to 30 minutes."

9 Comments:

At 9/10/2011 11:23 AM, Blogger juandos said...

Hmmm, there's been one for sale for a little while now but it isn't quite like jetpack in the posting...

Look at this YouTube clip of the Water Jet Pack: Get High with Jetlev!

You can purchase one for the low, low price of 99,500 USD, FOB Florida warehouse, freight, duties and taxes extra...

 
At 9/10/2011 11:39 AM, Blogger yousuf said...

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At 9/10/2011 11:49 AM, Blogger Che is dead said...

Kinda cool, but not as cool as the HoverBike.

 
At 9/10/2011 12:20 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"Kinda cool, but not as cool as the HoverBike"...

Well yeah!!!

Now that's a truly cool idea if it works as advertised...

Good find Che!

 
At 9/10/2011 2:40 PM, Blogger Don Culo said...

The hover-bike is fantastic !!!!!

Hovering in the same place while being strapped to the ground has so many travel capabilities.

 
At 9/10/2011 5:13 PM, Blogger Larry G said...

I'm much more intrigued by drones... some the size of a cigarette pack owned and operated by not only the military, but law enforcement and private individuals....including weaponized versions.

as usual with newer technologies... the potential is enormous....

 
At 9/10/2011 7:40 PM, Blogger Che is dead said...

"Hovering in the same place while being strapped to the ground has so many travel capabilities." -- Don Culo

I'm curious, does that jet pack come with two guys as well?

 
At 9/10/2011 7:48 PM, Blogger Larry G said...

I'm curious, does that jet pack come with two guys as well?

I think they are extra cost.

they have options..

two girls are cheaper...

 
At 9/17/2011 4:58 PM, Blogger Mace said...

"By design, the jetsetter along for the ride won't be able to exceed 63 miles per hour...."

Have we repealed the law of gravity as well?

 

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