REAL LIFE Iron Man | Royal Marines | Jet Suit | #80

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Richard Browning has been dubbed the “real-life Iron Man” by media outlets around the world. The British inventor, ultra-marathon runner and former Royal Marine, chats with fellow bootneck, Chris Thrall about creating, Gravity Industries Ltd.  and their subsequent jet-pack creation.

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REAL LIFE Iron Man | Royal Marines | Jet Suit

Richard Browning is a British inventor, entrepreneur and speaker. He founded Gravity Industries Ltd in March 2017, the company behind the Daedalus Mark 1, a jet pack that uses several miniature jet engines to achieve vertical flight. He achieved a speed of 85.06 miles per hour (136.89 km/h) with the suit during a Guinness World Records attempt for ‘Fastest speed in a body controlled jet engine powered suit’. Browning has been dubbed the “real-life Iron Man” by media outlets around the world. Browning is an ultra-marathon runner and former Royal Marine Reservist.

Transcript snippet from ‘REAL LIFE Iron Man | Royal Marines | Jet Suit’ podcast

Chris and Richard

C – Richard, how are you mate?

R – Great, thank you very much indeed. Yourself?

C – Yes, everyday is wonderful. Where in the world are you? Are you in Goodwood now?

R – No, I’m in Salisbury in Wiltshire, where my family home is and we’ve been based here for quite some years now.

C – Okay, so what’s the connection to Goodwood? Is that where you kind of test your equipment?

R – Yeah, we were just there yesterday setting up a new training rig for people who want to come along and learn how to fly one of these jet seats. We’ve done the festival of speed there, and actually we shot a really cool film that should be going out nationally in the next couple of weeks…

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