Jetpack Aviation has superceded its own flying car
project, now taking pre-orders on a self-stabilising, jet
turbine-powered flying motorcycle capable of 150 mph
The Speeder builds on JPA's jet turbine expertise,
developed over the years working on the company's
astounding JB-series jetpacks. It uses a cluster of four
turbojet engines putting out a combined maximum thrust
of 705 lbf – enough to lift the 231lb (105 kg) airframe and
a pilot up to 240 lb (109 kg).
It's rigged up to a fly-by-wire control system that allows
the Speeder to self-stabilise in the air, much like a
quadcopter drone. Running on kerosene, JetA or diesel,
you can get yourself between 10 and 22 minutes in the
air, dependent on pilot weight and density altitude.