You'll be able to buy a jetpack next year

You'll be able to buy a jetpack next year

Yes you did read that right. The decades old pipedream is true. The Martin Jetpack, created in New Zealand and first flew in 2008, will be available for sale in the second half of 2016.

A couple of things I should highlight while you make your purchase decision here. The Martin Jetpack isn't technically a jetpack, rather a "ducted fan" vehicle (basically a giant fan strapped to your back). The second is you may need to start saving now, as it's expected to retail at a maximum of $200,000...

The uses have been seen in a more niche sense, including rescuing surfers out at sea or inspecting pipelines. But now any rich daredevil will be able to take to the skies.

Here's hoping for a lottery win...

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