Sci-Tech: The Martin Jetpack at the golf course and beyond

Over the years I’ve posted several times about the Martin Jetpack in development in New Zealand. The vehicle is now going into production and the company is hoping to find markets in a number of different areas. Bubba Watson’s suggestion of a Jet Pack golf cart is tongue-in-cheek but it does inspire thoughts of unusual applications that might actually be practical: Bubba Watson’s crazy jetpack golf cart takes clubs to new heights – CNET –

This video presents somewhat more realistic applications:

The Jetpack deploys a parachute in case of engine failure. Here is a video about tests of the fast deployment mechanism: