Martin Jetpack’s first NZ public display

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Wanaka: Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow and Martin Aircraft Company Limited (Martin Aircraft) are pleased to announce that Martin Aircraft will be conducting the first public flight displays at next year’s Warbirds Over Wanaka International Air show which will be held 25th- 28th March 2016.

This announcement is the first in a series of public flight displays in which the company will demonstrate the world’s first practical personal jetpack, with potential usage spanning search and rescue, military, recreational and commercial applications.

Martin Aircraft is working on a global flight demonstration program and is currently in discussions with a number of Civil Aviation Authorities/Federal Agencies and Flight Display Committees (for Air Shows) to enable the Martin Jetpack to conduct flights in other regulatory jurisdictions. The company has been able to advance these discussions as a result of achieving a number of key technical milestones as detailed in the capability roadmap.

“It gives us great pleasure in announcing our participation at Warbirds Over Wanaka, it will provide an opportunity for New Zealanders and International visitors to see firsthand the flight characteristics and unique operational capabilities that the Martin Jetpack has over traditional aircraft such as the helicopters” said Mr Peter Coker, Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of Martin Aircraft.

“Warbirds Over Wanaka is delighted to have the opportunity to present the New Zealand designed Martin Jetpack to Kiwi and the International public at our 2016 Airshow. As it has recently had outstanding acceptance in Europe and Asia, we believe the Jetpack has the potential to become a significant international export earner for New Zealand. The simulator was last seen at our Airshow in 2012 and since then the Martin Jetpack has made many advances” said Ed Taylor, General Manager of Warbirds Over Wanaka.

Source / Author: Warbirds Over Wanak