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

    Asked by demira15 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!