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Real-life flying suit

March 31, 2017.

Richard Browning, Daedalus.

Daedalus jet-engine suit. © Wired / Richard Browning.

British entrepreneur Richard Browning has created a real-life Iron Man suit, by attaching miniature jet engines to his limbs. He has just founded Gravity, a tech start-up who has built and filed patents for the human propulsion technology that could reimagine manned flight. Browning has released a YouTube video showing him testing the “Daedalus”, the company’s mark 1 jet-engine suit, in fields, factories and empty car parks. Browning says his suit has already been compared to Tony Stark’s fictional superhero Iron Man. “We’ve already had a few comparisons to Tony Stark, but this is real-world aeronautical innovation,” he said. “We are serious about building a world-changing technology business. We stand at the very beginning of what human propulsion systems will do.”

Wired, “The real-life Iron Man: watch inventor Richard Browning ‘fly’ in his jet-powered suit.”

The Telegraph, “Madcap inventor turns Iron Man with real-life flying suit.”