• Question: will humans fly with jet packs on their back.

    Asked by demira15 to Alya, Andy, Craig, Eleanor, Emma, Holly, Kayleigh, Mark, Miriam, Olivia, Omar, Priyanka, Rach, Rhys on 11 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Omar Mustufvi

      Omar Mustufvi answered on 11 Nov 2017:

      Jet packs exist today, they look a lot of fun although probably not the most practical form of transport…

    • Photo: Emma Grayshon

      Emma Grayshon answered on 12 Nov 2017:

      Whilst they might be fun, the control of this type of transport would be very difficult. Also, try carrying a laptop! I expect they will be a pleasure not the norm.

    • Photo: Eleanor Sherwen

      Eleanor Sherwen answered on 13 Nov 2017:

      There’s a man called Richard Browning who has made himself a jetpack and has just set a new world record for fastest flying in one. There’s an article on it in the Engineer:

      UK inventor sets flying jet suit record

    • Photo: Rhys Phillips

      Rhys Phillips answered on 15 Nov 2017:

      People have already done this but I don’t think we will see it become a main form of transport. It’s neither efficient or practical. Looks fun though!