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Jetpacks, the future of Urgent Express Freight ? ( Video )

The jetpack is not a new concept, in fact in the 1950s a jetpack was created by engineer Wendell Moore for Bell Aerosystems.

Called the "Bell Rocket Belt", it was capable of lifting a person 30 feet into the air, however it was only able to stay aloft for a maximum duration of 20 seconds.

Sixty Three years on, technology and innovation has certainly made the Jetpack concept a reality.

In 2011, the New Zealand based company, Martin Jetpack, successfully carried a dummy 5,000 feet above sea level, what is remarkable is that it has now been given a license by New Zealand's Civil Aviation Authority to carry out manned test flights.

Inventor Glenn Martin is hopeful that a military version of the device will be ready next year.

Creators of the Martin Jetpack are targeting various industries such as the military, emergency services and search and rescue as potential early adopters, so what about the freight industry ?

We are sure companies such as TNT, FedEx, DHL and UPS would love to offer this type of service to its customers, especially for urgent across town deliveries, however one potential road block could be the $200,000 asking price.

Last modified on Saturday, 04 July 2015 03:29