You Can Finally Get Your Own Jetpacks

The future is finally here, but it’s not coming cheap. New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft is selling the means to turn yourself into the Rocketeer, but it will cost you $100,000 to partake. If you only want 15 minutes of terrifying flight action, that will run you $215.

Check out the mildly terrifying video below for a glimpse of — no longer the future — the present. Now it’s time to give us our flying cars, beyotches. (Engineers love to be called “beyotches”).

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Here Are Your Jetpacks [via MSNBC via The Awl, Time]

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  1. There's room to move as a fry cook says:

    Are these the ones that The City Of Los Angeles is buying (a whole fleet!) for a billion dollars?
    (As seen on Fox News)

    • Gulliver says:

      Another lie reported by Faux News. Their source for the story Weekly World News. Check out their other stories
      http://weeklyworldnews.com/uncategorized/23442/air-makes-you-fat/

    • danmac says:

      In Fox’s defense, “Fair and Balanced” is their trademark slogan. This means that for every factually accurate story they report, they’re obligated “balance” it out by making a false or misleading statement. Unfortunately, “Fair and Balanced” is one such false statement, creating a paradox of sorts that will ultimately lead to the implosion of reality.

  2. AstroPig7 says:

    Uhhh, isn’s this a well-known hoax?

  3. Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

    The point of a rocket pack is to allow you to travel through a city at great speed, freedom, and flexibility.

    Sorry, this does not fit that description yet. Hovering for 15 minutes does nothign for me.

    • Rectilinear Propagation says:

      Well it does go 30 miles in 30 minutes so that’s a decent speed. The 15min thing I think is if you just want to try it out.

  4. dmolavi says:

    I’m an engineer…I just walked up to a coworker and called her a beyotch. It didn’t go over well. Next attempt, my boss…

  5. Vogue007 says:

    Pfffff why have a jet pack when you can have a flying car. The Mollar “Sky Car” has been in development for years and provides a much more luxurious option to fall down to a horrible firery death. It comes in cherry red too. http://www.moller.com/

  6. hotcocoa says:

    Can I get one for my birthday? Pleeeeeeze?
    But seriously, 50 a year? What’re the regulations going to be on these things? Do you need a license or training or anything? Can I just zip around the block, my town, wherever? Hmm…

    • Vogue007 says:

      I imagine the DMV would have to start a whole knew department to handle this. There shant be any hovering without a licensce to hover, hover license plates, and no hovering while intoxicated! Maybe even hover zones with hovering toll boths.

  7. catskyfire says:

    We’ll get flying cars when we can handle the cars we have on two dimensions. We have enough trouble not hitting each other on a flat plane, I don’t want to imagine adding a third dimension. “I’m just going to merge up now…crash…” Plus the whole ‘crash + fall = ow’ thing.

    • danmac says:

      I think we can get around the whole “flying cars not hitting each other” thing by renaming them…Flying Bumper Cars.

  8. Clyde Barrow says:

    Well I can see the lawyer’s licking their chops on this one. Do we think this is a bad idea? In America? The most litigious country in the world? The first guy / woman that crashes and becomes paralzyed will sue everyone because of their inability to read the directions, fly at safe level and speed, not drink or do drugs beforehand, blah, blah, blah. What happens when two different flyers run into each other? A plane? Or run out of fuel and drop into your house at dinner? lol.

  9. Hank Scorpio says:

    I tried, but I couldn’t find a single Arrested Development clip featuring the jetpack.

    Maybe someone else can do better.

  10. Blueskylaw says:

    Now if I could only sneak this into a prison.

    /rubs chin in thought

  11. peebozi says:

    $215 for 15 minutes! I’d pay that in a second.

    we were promised jetpacks.

  12. Scuba Steve says:

    Ah what the heck sweetie. Add to cart! Add to cart!

  13. Promethean Sky says:

    I’ve been reading about this for about a year now, and every time I see an article, I get the happy-geek giggles.

  14. MrAgen10 says:

    While I love the idea of strapping on a jetpack, (or piloting a flying car), to get to work every morning, there’s always this little, nagging voice in the back of my head.

    If your current car malfunctions on the trip, you can roll off to the shoulder and wait for a tow.

    With a jetpack or flying car, if you have a malfunction on the trip, you die.

    Man, what a conundrum.

  15. ElizabethD says:

    Look out, Boba Fett! I’m comin’ for you.

  16. Galium says:

    About time, the CEO’s, wall St, and banker where running out of things to buy.

  17. banmojo says:

    personal flying vehicles will not be a viable option until we have the system/techno in place so that all the vehicles are on auto-drive. Now, we could have already had such a system in place by now if instead of spending trillions on war and war machines we instead spent $$$ on R&D, but then Halliburton wouldn’t be so damn rich, and that would make the president sad, because his kick back on halliburton’s $$ would stop flowing.

    Repukes and Democraps = Two sides of the SAME COIN, fighting over the COIN!!!

  18. AllanG54 says:

    Hell, the thing that Dick Tracy flew around in was much better. Guess old Chester Gould was 60 years ahead of his time.

  19. Framling says:

    The crazy thing is, I pretty regularly see cars in the parking lot at work that cost more than that.