Real Life Iron Man demonstrates emergency rescue operation for jet suits

Marvel's Iron Man-inspired jet suits sell for £340,000, but Browning and its Gravity company say they are considering renting out the emergency services they need.

Y Mawson, Operations Manager for the Great North Air Ambulance Service, recognised the potential of jet suits on lakes and other rugged terrain covered by GNAAS when he saw Browning's online filming of the suit.

GNAAS is currently making some modifications to the jetpack suit before it is actually used next summer.

Mawson said the biggest advantage of a jetpack suit is speed, as it allows the first to reach an injured person or locate a missing group more quickly than other methods.

In a jetpack it can take up to an hour to reach the sick person, and that can make the difference between life and death.

But with a rapid response machine and this jet suit, the way we administer medication from a distance will change dramatically, he said.

In its current form, jetpack can fly five minutes at a time - but even with this limitation, it can reduce to 90 seconds a rescue that would take 25 minutes on foot.

Mawson explained that in the event of cardiac arrest in Helvellyn head, a defibrillator could be made available in eight minutes with a jetpack.

No one in the world would expect us, as an air ambulance, to be able to reach someone in a jetpack in a few minutes and give them pain relief or, at worst, save someone's life.

The jetpack can fly more than 50 miles per hour, if necessary, and go up to 80 feet above the water, but above the ground does not exceed 20 feet because of the "hard landing".


The jetpack uses five gas turbines that generate more than 1,000 horsepower for flight braking and can reach speeds of more than 55 miles per hour.

All suit components are molded in 3D, including the aluminum casing for the jets themselves.

The jet suit works with micro-jet engines, which are more or less the same things we see in jet aircraft," said inventor Richard Browning.

If you point the jets down and down, they go up, and if you let them flicker, they go back down.

Pilot's Weight: His mission, according to Gravity Industries' website, is "to inspire innovation and creativity in the MINT industry and encourage involvement and participation in MINT issues before the GCSE selection and beyond.