The Jetpacks will sell for US$86,000 and have been flown to 5000 foot altitude.
In 2011, the Martin Jetpack shot into the sky over the Canterbury Plains (New Zealand) at a climb rate of 800ft per minute, reaching an altitude of 5,000ft (previous record 100ft/min and 50ft altitude) before safely deploying the first ballistic jetpack parachute.
Sales of Martin Jetpacks to private individuals will take place once we have completed the development and refinement of unmanned and manned vehicles for early commercial applications.
If you would like to register your interest in purchasing a Martin Jetpack for private use or for your flight school or aero club, or if you wish to secure an early production position, please Order a Jetpack today.
About The Martin Jetpack
* The Martin Jetpack is a vertical take‐off and landing aircraft that can either be flown by a person or operated unmanned
* In the future when disasters strike the jetpack could be used to fly rescuers to areas where helicopters and planes can't get to.
* The Jetpack has a number of advantages over helipcopters:
* Most importantly it’s easy to fly. On average a Jetpack pilot will be trained and competent with only around twenty hours of classroom and flight training, costing just a few thousand dollars. Helicopter pilots, by comparison, take 50 hours of flight time and many more hours of classroom training, costing tens of thousands of dollars. That means, in a rescue service for example, rather than having a single dedicated pilot, every member of a team could be trained and competent in a Jetpack
* It’s safe. With the Ballistic Parachute we believe, unlike helicopters, the Jetpack’s avoidance curve can be removed entirely – that is to say with the aircraft’s safety systems there is no height where a catastrophic failure needs to lead to pilot fatality
* The operating costs are hugely lower. Compared to helicopters currently used for urban surveillance and search and rescue work, the Jetpack’s hourly operating cost will be around 90% lower
* The Jetpacks small profile means it can access, and land in, places a helicopter could never reach
* The Jetpack can be flown manned, or unmanned as a carrying platform
The Martin Jetpack is the world's first practical jetpack. It consists of a purpose-built gasoline engine driving twin ducted fans which produce sufficient thrust to lift the aircraft and a pilot in vertical takeoff and landing, enabling sustained flight.
The Martin Jetpack is creating a new segment in the aviation and recreational vehicle markets. Initially designed with the leisure market in mind, commercial demand for the Martin Jetpack has seen the research and development programme focus on readying the product for use in a number of sectors including emergency response, defence and recreation, with numerous applications in each sector.
Two versions of the Martin Jetpack are in the final stages of development. An unmanned remote-controlled (UAV) version is well advanced in its development, with field trials expected to begin in the second quarter of 2011. The UAV field trials will significantly improve the capabilities of the Martin Jetpack for both manned and unmanned flight.
Estimated Retail Price : US$86,000.
As of the end of 2011, Martin Aicraft Company has been approached by over 2500 individuals interested in buying a Jetpack. In addition they have expressions of interest for over 3000 aircraft from the militaries, search and rescue organisations, first responders and commercial organisations.
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