Guinness World Records teamed up with Anker to present a series of unusual record-breaking attempts. We start out with Richard Browning of Gravity Industries for some jet suit-powered track and field events, then things get really silly, with a motorized rubbish bin, wheelbarrow, and toilet car facing off in a drag race.
Awesome Jet Pack
Richard Browning and his company Gravity Industries are known for creating one of the world’s only working jet suits. Not long ago, they headed to Iceland to take a flight over the country, offering a truly unique perspective on the nation’s beautiful and unspoiled landscape. We’d love to hear what this sounded like without the music.
In a first, Jetman Dubai pilot Vince Reffet combined both hovering and high-altitude aerobatic maneuvers in the same flight, as he took off over the water then headed towards the beachfront skyscrapers of the big city. During his 3-minute journey, he reached a peak altitude of more than 5900 feet, with speeds approaching 250 mph.
Gravity Industries is manufacturing a limited number of its jet suits. Powered by five engines mounted on the arms and the back, the suit lets the wearer go up to 32mph for up to 5 minutes at a time. Nine suits will be sold by Selfridges in London for about $450,000 each.