NASA seem to have cracked the three crucial problems with jetpacks with their Puffin personal flying machine.
The kiwi jetpack is obnoxiously loud, and it, well it doesn’t really fly. It’s also only suitable for smaller folk.
The Puffin approach puts the pilot between two stubby wings, is powered by quiet electrical fans and will be able to almost reach the cruising altitude of a jumbo.
Will. That’s an interesting and all too common word in the world of jetpacks. But NASA say it will fly later this year.
Obviously this is aimed at military applications first – but I want one.