British inventor Richard Browning – dubbed “Wiltshire’s Iron Man” – has successfully showcased his personal flight suit at Vancouver harbour.
Browning lifted off from the shore of Vancouver Harbor last Thursday in the suit using thrusters attached to his arms and back. He flew in a circle and hovered a short distance from the ground – successfully captivating attendees at this year’s TED Conference.
The flight suit mini jet engines were inspired Marvel comic superhero Iron Man.
The hypothesis was that the human mind and body, if properly augmented, could achieve some pretty cool stuffBritish inventor Richard Browning
The suit, which Browning has code-named Daedalus, is capable of flying for around 10 minutes.
Browning has used the concept as the basis for his flight-suit startup company, Gravity.