The First Jetpack You'll Be Able to Buy Just Got a Slick New Design

Number two on the list of promised future technologies that have yet to be delivered, right behind the flying car, is the personal jetpack. Hollywood's delivered them in spades thanks to special effects, but in real-life New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft is as close as we're going to get. And now it's even closer with the company's latest re-design of its Jetpack—the P12. Read More >>

Flying High: Jetman Talks Flight, Fear, and What's Next

Yves "Jetman" Rossy's exploits have been well-documented over the years. He's crossed the English Channel, the Grand Canyon, and flown alongside a B-17 bomber with a jet-powered wing strapped to his back and nothing else. He's crazy in the best way possible. We caught up with Yves to chat about what's coming next for Jetman, his thoughts on Felix Baumgartner and what it's like to fly with a wing strapped to your back. Read More >>

Every Secret Agent Wannabe Needs a Quadcopter Belt of Death

You could probably argue there are worse offenders, but there's no denying that James Bond's Thunderball jetpack is definitely up there in the pantheon of ridiculous(ly awesome) 00-gadgets. Tinkerer Rodger Cleye recently tried to put a more modern spin on the concept, and the result is this still-ridiculous-but-fully-functioning quadcopter "belt." Read More >>

The Science of Jetpacks

If there's one universal truth, it's that everybody wants to fly around using a jetpack. But how the hell do they work? This video should help explain. Bear with the physics, because the video as a whole makes for some really interesting watching. [YouTube] Read More >>

Skyflash, the Personal Jetpack That Needs a Runway and a Death Wish

Skyflash is a German DIY invention that involves strapping a wing and a pair of rockets to man and seeing if it all flies. And, as today's latest test video shows, it does. Only at an altitude of a few inches, but it's a good start. Read More >>

The Real Reason We All Want Jetpacks

Jetpacks are one of the most crucial ingredients to the delicious bouillabaisse we call The Future. But before you get carried away with visions of aerial commutes and Rocketeerian heroism, it's important to remember the real reason you want one: to escape. Everything. All the time. Read More >>

Troy Hartman's Awesome Personal Jetpack Will Awake the Dormant Thrill Seeker Inside You

We've seen a fair bit of jetpack related news in the past, including the jetbike; commercial jetpacks, and even a jetpack school. But now, Troy Hartman, the man behind jetpack skies, is back with his new personal jetpack, which will make your inner adrenaline junkie shake with excitement . Read More >>

This Jetbike Looks Like the Most Fun You Could Ever Have On the Water

The Jetovator follows in the footsteps of those water-powered jetpacks that have been all the rage as of late. But instead of strapping into a backpack-like contraption ala The Rocketeer, the Jetovator has you sitting on a wheelless water-propelled motorcycle. Read More >>

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Jetpack Guy Versus Race Car: Everybody Wins

Even though jetpack pilot Nick Macomber gets smoked by this Renault Megane RS in a 400 metre race, it doesn't matter. Jetpacks will one day be the de-facto mode of transportation because they're awesome and I say so. Read More >>

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New Jetpack Brings Man Closer to Dolphin-Like Leaps

We've seen people hovering with waterjet packs before, but this one has style. Rather than just hanging mid-air like a stupid kite, the Flyboard lets you dive in and out of the water like my favorite aquatic mammal. Read More >>


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