The Jet Pack.

Year. 1998

Creator. Glenn Martin

Where. ChristChurch, NZ



The Jet Pack is a petrol-engine-powered system employing large ducting fans to allow the pilot to hover above the ground. However, in 2015, Martin abruptly left the company he’d founded, and the jetpack’s fortunes went south quickly. Ultimately, the jetpacks were too bulky to wear, too fiddly to fly and too expensive to manufacture.