New flight speedrecord for mankind
In celebration of World Records Day 2017 on Thursday 9 November Richard Browning attempted to break the record for speeding in a body controlled jet engine power suit. The event took place at Lagoona Park, Reading, UK and the founder and chief test pilot of British tech company Gravity Industries succeeded!
Adjudicator Pravin Patel from Guinness Records made sure that the speed was measured accurately over a minimum distance of 100 metres.
Flying with a speed of 32.02 mph (51.53 km/h) he made it into the books. The invention of this body controlled jet is just the beginning of a whole new era of mankind flying.
The Superman suit is made up of six kerosene-fuelled micro gas turbines, which each have 22 kg of thrust. There is no steer or remote control to fly. It all comes down to body movement to make the right fly direction.
The development of this way of flying sure is interesting. Nevertheless till now it needs a lot of practice, strenght and balance to control the jet engine suit. But it looks promising for the future. It is a matter of time before wings are added to the suit and flights go further, faster and much higher with the use of less fuel allowing us to smash the record in the near future.
Richard is proud to have set the record on this special Guinness World Records Day.
“Guinness World Records Day unites people across the planet from all walks of life, all of whom have one common goal – to be Officially Amazing! Whether you’re spinning the largest hula hoop or building and flying a real life Iron Man suit, Guinness World Records Day recognises and celebrates the achievements of anyone dedicated enough to be the best” – Craig Glenday.
Launched to celebrate the day in 2004 when Guinness World Records became the world’s bestselling copyright book, #GWRday 2017 will see upwards of 600,000 people around the world attempting to secure their place in the history books.