Your Guide to Buying a Jetpack
Ready to get that jetpack? Here’s where you’ll find them for sale.
It’s expected that once the jetpack becomes widely available, the first customers lining up to buy them will be the government. Aside from the obvious potential uses the military would have for this technology, first responders and other emergency personnel will find them incredibly useful as well. With jetpack technology, you can reach inaccessible areas quickly, whether it’s the bottom of a canyon or the top of a building.
Although the jetpack isn’t widely available, if you have the funds you can get one of your own now. If you’ve dreamed of being able to fly solo, this is your chance to do it.
This week on Rob Raskin’s Millionaire Survivalist we’ll be taking a look at some more realistic jetpack designs. This is the second of two parts in our jetpack series, and in this installment we’ll show you where you can get a jetpack of your own and how much it’ll set you back.
Where to Get a Jetpack
Wondering where to get your own personal jetpack? Here’s everything you’ll need to know to get started. It may not be easy to find jetpacks that are readily available, but once you’re midflight you’ll understand why the effort was worth it.
Lamborghini Aventador $440,000
The Lamborghini Aventador is a jetpack suit created by Gravity Industries, and it’s the top-of-the-line jetpack currently available on the market. If you want the best of the best, this is the model for you.
The Aventador can fly at 32 MPH and altitudes of up to 12,000 feet, thanks to its five gas turbine engines. This suit is comprised of a carbon fiber exoskeleton. It is assembled of 3D-printed parts, weighs 60 pounds and has a flying time of up to four minutes. It is rumored that Lamborghini is in development on an updated model that can stay in flight for up to nine minutes.
Although the price tag is hefty, Lamborghini throws in mandatory flight training for no extra charge.
Where to Buy
You can get the Lamborghini Aventador jetpack from UK department store Selfridges for less than a half-million.
Jetpack Aviation’s Speeder $380,000
While not traditionally a jetpack in the sense that we imagine them, the Speeder is a flying motorcycle that is more in-line with what the future of personal flight will really look like.
This is the most fun you’ll ever have riding a motorcycle, because you can take the Speeder to the skies for up to 20 minutes at a time, at speeds of up to 150 MPH, and at altitudes of up to 15,000 feet. In fact, this personal flight vehicle is so fast that it is capable of being used in racing. The Speeder features four turbojet engines, and together they put out an incredible combined maximum thrust of 705 lbf. You can use three different fuel sources: kerosene, diesel, or JetA.
The speeder can hold a passenger of up to 250 pounds, but it is not designed to hold a passenger. It comes with navigation, and it has an instrument light that will allow for night flight in areas where this is allowed. If it’s raining and you want to take the Speeder out for a flight, that’s no problem It’s designed to fly in light to moderate rain.
Where to Buy
You can get the Speeder at the Jetpack Aviation website https://jetpackaviation.com/. Only 20 of these were developed for recreational use, with the rest going to the government and military. However, as you well know, money talks.
Martin Jetpack $100,000
The Martin Jetpack is closer to our culture’s traditional idea of a jetpack because it’s powered by two ducted fans that are strapped to your back.
The Martin Jetpack only flies a few meters above the ground, but if that’s what you’re comfortable with this is a great starter model. It comes equipped with a ballistic parachute because this company takes safety seriously. If you were to experience engine failure mid-flight, thanks to this parachute you’d be able to glide safely back to earth.
This jetpack has a 200 hp, two-stroke, two-liter engine that works by blowing air downward at high velicity. It weighs 250 lbs. and has a cruise speed of 63 MPH. The Martin meets the FAA Part 103, Ultralight Regulations requirement, so you won’t need an FAA recognized pilot license to fly the friendly skies.
Where to Buy
For the time being, you can’t buy a Martin unless you find one available from a private seller. New Zealand’s Martin Aircraft Company has restructured, with rumors that they’ve been sold to a Chinese company. Will they take the technology to the next level? This remains to be seen, but let’s hope so.
Interview with Richard Browning, who built the world’s fastest jetpack.
Once you see what this flying motorcycle can do, you’ll want one of your own.