Move Over, Iron Man — Real Jet-Suited Heroes May Soon Respond to Our Emergencies – Opinion

Thanks to amazing technology, the near-future’s first responders might soar to the rescue.

The New York Post reports a UK company is lending profound capabilities to emergency service workers.

Compliments of inventor Richard Browning, the 3-D printed Gravity Industries Jet Suit consists of two small turbines fastened to each arm as well as a larger one on the user’s back. A video of the test was captured by Richard Browning and showed that the developer reached more than 2,200 feet on a distance of 1.2 miles in just three minutes forty seconds.

See the miracle!


From the above video’s information section:

Gravity #JetSuit is powered by over 1000 bhp Jet Engine power and natural human balance. It delivers the most intense, thrilling spectacle possible. This suit has been compared to Iron Man. …

The Gravity Team, based in the UK, have delivered over 100 flight & Speaking events across 30 countries including 5 TED talks.

“The team and I are delivering on the vision to build Gravity into a world class aeronautical engineering business, challenge perceived boundaries in human aviation, and inspire a generation to dare ask ‘what if…”

As relayed by the Post, Richard touted the technology’s benefits:

“If you think about the cost of a paramedic helicopter and all the crew involved and the maintenance and everything, actually this is a fraction of that.”

“I have no doubt that it has its place in the portfolio of equipment that these [kinds] of professionals have at their fingertips,” he added.

Potential applications are awe inspiring and feel like the very first glimpses of a future space-age, long promised by Western sci fi.

Despite the predictions of 1950s rocketman flicks, we’ve been a sizable distance from spaceships.

Thanks in part to Elon Musk, such a trajectory’s on the table; meanwhile, contemporary tech includes self-driving cars.

And courtesy of Richard Browning — not to mention the pioneers who preceded him — we may soon be cheering gravity-defying men.

Jet packs, as you probably know, have existed for quite some time.

Perhaps the technology’s finally ready to make a difference in life-saving ways.

Here’s to hoping the progress continues.

Jet Suits currently can travel speeds of up to 80 miles an hour. They’re technically capable of altitudes up to 12,000; safety, however, demands they fly lower.

Jamie Walsh is a Great North Air Ambulance paramedic who was recently certified to fly such an outfit. Jamie has been able to literally take flight after just six lessons in operating instruction.

He told Reuters that he was amazed at this miracle.

“Initially, when I was told about this, I thought it’s impossible. And then it starts to become possible, and then actually you start to see the trials of what’s achievable. And now I feel there is a place where this can benefit patients.”

There’s obviously more development to be done, but it’s an exciting prospect of comic-book-cool coming to life.

The Post notes we’re just getting started:

Next, the Paramedics will be able to fly to the level of real emergency help via Jet Suit paramedics. They can provide on-site triage as well as urgent casualty care in minutes.



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