Martin Jetpack Is Almost Rocketeer Status

Let’s face it, we all want to be as cool as The Rocketeer. Fighting Nazis as a masked hero with a jetpack doesn’t get any cooler. Now a jetpack is hitting the mainstream market. Martin Jetpack is the world’s first practical jetpack and it was launched in action at Oshkosh, Wisconsin for AirVenture, right around the time of Virgin’s White Knight 2 launch.

Though the FAA is labeling it as an “experimental ultralight airplane, equipped with a gas-powered, V-4 piston engine and two ducted fans that provide the lift,” we all know it’s a jetpack used to fight off zombie Nazis. With the Martin Jetpack, one is able to hover for around 30 minutes and reach heights up to 8,000 feet. Good luck completing that nauseating 15 hour flight training after purchasing one for $100,000. Which, surprisingly enough, is way cheaper than those Rocket Belts.

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