The dream of personal flight took a great leap forward, as Jetpack Aviation unveiled its JB-9 jetpack in spectacular fashion. Lifting off from a boat, inventor and aviator David Mayman flew the powerful, agile JB-9 around the Statue of Liberty. You will be super-excited to see that this mankind dream has finally come true!
Running on kerosene and using two vectored jet engines, the JB-9 can reach high speeds and altitudes and offers a flight time over 10 minutes, depending on pilot weight.
This is a first of its kind portable, powerful device you can strap to your back, fire up and take to the skies for true freedom in three dimensions.
So when you see the video of the JB-9 below, you’re looking at a significant achievement and a milestone in personal flight.
Mesmerizing, isn’t it?
So who is behind all this?
Jetpack Aviation is the brainchild and passion project of Australian businessman David Mayman. “I’ve been flying it off the public radar for some time. It was time to bring it out of the closet, so to speak. I’ve spent my life in software and mining and fairly sensible occupations, but my overriding passion has been to build a jetpack, since I was very young. Nelson Tyler and I got together 10 years ago –he’s an extraordinary engineer and inventor based in Hollywood. And that’s really what’s made it possible.”
This is a terrific step towards the next big leap for the human kind, and we wish the team a very good luck.