JETPACKS HAVE COME A LONG WAY, ACTUALLY
The jetpack has gripped the cultural imagination for nearly a century.
The iconic image of an individual-sized aircraft strapped conveniently to one’s back has made enough scintillating cameos throughout the years — in everything from pulp magazines to U.S. Army demonstrations to James Bond movies — that its existence (or ubiquity, even) has evolved in the public consciousness into something of an expectation.
To answer this question, I solicited the help of David Mayman, founder and chief executive of JetPack Aviation, a company that makes jetpacks and flying motorcycles.
Mayman, a seasoned hobbyist pilot, enjoyed a successful career in management consulting and founded various technology companies before he invested millions of his own money in jetpack research and development. Read Full Article