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2017 will be the year we get jetpacks

2017 will be the year we get jetpacks
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The future of aviation is closer than you might think. The idea of zipping to the grocery store or work with a jetpack is not just something out of the Jetsons, it's something that you could be doing as early as 2017. The jetpack maker Martin Aircraft announced this at a Paris air show, and techies everywhere are thrilled, myself included!

The company’s P12 jetpack has a maximum speed of 46 mph and can rise up to 3,000, over a half mile in the air. This type of technology would be the first of its kind to hit the recreational market, and the manufacturer is already looking for customers.

 

Martin Aircraft signed into four different jetpack deals during the Paris air show and now expects to sell over 500 jetpacks annually.

The CEO and Managing Director of Martin Aircraft, Peter Coker, said, “We knew that coming to Paris would be an important commercial milestone for us as we launch the Martin Jetpack and our Heavy Lift Unmanned Aerial Vehicle onto the global stage, but we were not prepared for the scale of interest that the Martin Jetpack has generated in just the last two days alone."

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