Want to buy a jet pack?

August 4, 2009 | By | 5 Replies More

One of my daughters was reading comic books and asked me whether there really are such things as jet packs. I had seen some videos many years ago, but a few mouse clicks later, I discovered that you can actually buy one for $100,000. Here is a video showing you how to fly a jet pack. As impressive as this device is, I can’t imagine a family of four flying off in jet packs to have a picnic. And clearly, you won’t be able to sneak up on anyone while using a jet pack.


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Category: Technology, Whimsy

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. They also have problems with longevity. Flight times are very limited. You might go to the corner store and back with one, but that's about it.

  2. Tony Coyle says:

    or go to the store, get supplies then off to the park… but it's no picnic being stranded with a jet-pack!

  3. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    I recall the old Hydrazine fueled Bell Rocket belts had about 20 seconds of flight time, but the Martin design is more like a flying platform and from their description is sounds more like it has flight times in the 20-30 minute range.

  4. Erich Vieth says:

    Speaking of jet packs, check out this rocket platform.


  5. Bobby Flay says:

    I WANT A JETPAKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^ω^

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