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Everyone is going to want one of these. And he’d only six lessons!

Record Jet Suit Mountain Ascent

From the Youtube:

We proved you can scale a Lake District Mountain (3100ft Helveylln) in 3mins 30 seconds, despite very poor visibility that would have grounded a HEMS Helicopter. The Mountain Rescue foot response is over 70 minutes typically. The route was 1.2 miles and 2200ft of height gain.

The Gravity Team, based in the UK, have delivered over 100 flight & Speaking events across 30 countries including 5 TED talks.

The Gravity #JetSuit uses over 1000bhp of Jet Engine power.

NewYorkPost:

Jet Suit company brings superhuman abilities to emergency responders

A pioneering British jet suit company is giving super-human powers to the response of emergency services … Jamie Walsh, a Great North Air Ambulance (GNAAS) paramedic, is the first of three trainees to fly the Gravity Industries Jet Suit in the steep hills of the Lake District, after just 6 lessons.

The 3D printed suit consists of two small turbines attached to each arm and a larger one mounted on the back. It can reach speeds in excess of 80 mph and is technically capable of reaching an altitude of 12,000 feet but for safety reasons is flown much lower.

Could this have saved people in 9/11?  Grenfell?

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May 11, 2022