The Martin jetpack is the result of Glenn Martin's dream of building the world's first practical jetpack. Glenn worked on this dream night after night in his garage in Christchurch, New Zealand, supported by his wife Vanessa, who was the jetpack's first ever test pilot, and their two sons, Harrision and William.
Named as one of Time magazine's Top 50 inventions for 2010, the Martin Jetpack is the world's first practical jetpack, set to revolutionise the industries of aviation, recreation and transportation. Able to be flown by a pilot or via remote control, this inspirational and versatile product continues to attract strong interest from potential customers and investors worldwide.
Based in New Zealand, Martin Aircraft Co. currently is focusing on developing the Martin Jetpack for use as a first responder vehicle and a heavy lift unmanned air vehicle. Following the successful introduction of the Jetpack into the first responder community, the company will work on developing a jetpack for leisure and personal use.
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