What a real flying human jet looks like

Our favorite flying human Yves 'Jetman' Rossy is up to his old tricks again of making us all feel like tiny little life wasters. This time, he took a majestic flying tour around Mt. Fuji in his quad rocket-powered jetpack that can go as fast as 185mph. Just look at him zoom across the sky like Iron Man. So incredible. » 11/06/13 6:59pm 11/06/13 6:59pm

Martin Jetpack: How Much Would You Pay to Be a Real Life Test Pilot?

An eBay auction (ending in 10-hours) offers the chance to be part of the Jetpack's first public test pilot program. You'll need to have a driver's license, be over 18, under 198lbs...oh, and have a spare $35,000 lying around. » 9/24/09 11:20am 9/24/09 11:20am

Jet Pack Guy Crosses English Channel

I don't expect you mere wingless mortals to truly appreciate the accomplishment of a pilot who just crossed the 22-mile English Channel with a jetpack—that'd be like someone who can't read claiming to love the study of Cuneiform—but from one rocket man » 9/26/08 11:00am 9/26/08 11:00am to another, I salute you, Yves Rossy. Actually, what's that I see? …

Jetpack Inventor Answers the Hard Questions (and One Fun One)

There's more than a little skepticism surrounding the new Martin Jetpack. Promising a new era of ultralight flight, many of the claims (altitude capabilities and safety, especially) sound too good to be true. Before we took our test flight, we asked Glenn Martin, inventor, some of the tougher questions that we hadn't… » 8/05/08 3:45pm 8/05/08 3:45pm

Hands On: Jetpack!

"Don't cover your ears, this is what you paid to see!" Glenn Martin shouts to me over the apocalyptic roar of an F22 fighter jet performing a leisurely flyby. He'd abruptly broken off a conversation with someone else just to make this point-before we'd even been introduced and hours before I flew his pack. "That's 3.15… » 8/05/08 11:30am 8/05/08 11:30am

All Giz Wants: A Jetpack That Costs $200

We don't ask for much here at Gizmodo, but what we really, really want is a jetpack that costs $200. Sure, we have brought you the deal with jetpacks before, but we want something that lasts longer than two minutes, (so do our girlfriends). Also, we would not mind a Jetsons-type transportation mode that costs less than … » 12/25/07 9:00pm 12/25/07 9:00pm

Jetpack with a 10 Mile Range Available Soon for $226,000



Jetpacks, the invention we've all been waiting to become a reality for as long as we can remember (along with flying cars and teleporters), are pretty much a reality at this point. While a few months ago the only two commercially available jetpacks had paltry flying times of about 30 seconds, Jet Pack International… » 12/12/07 5:00pm 12/12/07 5:00pm