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From Sky News 1:10pm UK, Tuesday 13 August 2013
The jetpack, inspired by TV shows such as Thunderbirds, aims to allow ordinary people with no specialist pilot training to fly.
A jetpack prototype developed in New Zealand can undergo manned test flights after aviation authorities gave its developers a flying permit.
The chief executive of Martin Aircraft said the certification was a significant milestone in the development of the jetpack, which the company hopes to start selling next year. . . . Read Complete Report
Jetpack Gets Permit To Begin Test Flights