About JetPack Aviation

JetPack Aviation saves lives.

We do that by enabling critical personnel to get into and out of position faster than by any other means.

and… we do that by creating the world’s smallest, fastest and safest VTOL aircraft.

Studies have demonstrated that every second counts when it comes to getting a medic to an injured or sick person. Faster response = lives saved.

Our new SpeederTM aircraft can operate from virtually anywhere and only need a car space size area to take off and land.

They can be either piloted or flown fully autonomously carrying a heavy load of cargo. If piloted minimal training is required as the vehicle effectively flies itself.

 
 

Studies have demonstrated that every second counts when it comes to getting a medic to an injured or sick person. Faster response = lives saved.

Our new SpeederTM aircraft can operate from virtually anywhere and only need a car space size area to take off and land.

They can be either piloted or flown fully autonomously carrying a heavy load of cargo. If piloted minimal training is required as the vehicle effectively flies itself.

 

Key Benefits

  • Very high speed (faster than helicopter)
  • Fully autonomous with obstacle detection and collision avoidance and auto flight planning
  • Can be swarmed ie multiple units can be dispatched together and they will self separate and auto land
  • No open rotors (one of the most frequent cause of injury or death related to helicopters)
  • High payload (up to 600 lbs depending on mission range)
  • Readily transported in a van or trailer
  • Very small footprint
  • Minimal pilot training required
  • Can be converted from piloted to cargo configuration in less than 10 minutes
  • Refueled in less than 5 minutes

Use Cases Include

  • Transport medic to patient fast (civilian or military)
  • Insert or extract military personnel fast in overt ops. Either using individual SpeederTM units or in swarms. Why risk a helicopter and crew when it is possible to insert operators by swarm.
  • Transport patient from site of injury to aid station or hospital or from aid station 1 to 2 or station 2 to 3.
  • Transport life critical supplies (eg blood and other medical supplies) either individual units or in distributed manner with multiple units.
  • Transport of equipment and supplies to operators in forward positions
  • Ship to ship transport and underway resupply
  • Amphibious landings, boat to shore and next step transport
 
 

Use Cases Include

  • Transport medic to patient fast (civilian or military)
  • Insert or extract military personnel fast in overt ops. Either using individual SpeederTM units or in swarms. Why risk a helicopter and crew when it is possible to insert operators by swarm.
  • Transport patient from site of injury to aid station or hospital or from aid station 1 to 2 or station 2 to 3.
  • Transport life critical supplies (eg blood and other medical supplies) either individual units or in distributed manner with multiple units.
  • Transport of equipment and supplies to operators in forward positions
  • Ship to ship transport and underway resupply
  • Amphibious landings, boat to shore and next step transport

JPA has been refining VTOL craft for over 10 years and are the undisputed leaders in turbine powered, micro VTOLs. Based in the San Fernando Valley just north of Los Angeles our mechanical and electrical/computer engineers have years of experience in designing, prototyping and building VTOL craft. We design and build all our computer systems in house, from PCBs to coding all software.

We have always worked closely with the FAA and have a great working relationship with the local FSDO and Washington. All our US flights are fully approved by the FAA and our JB10 JetPack is the only turbine VTOL aircraft granted Experimental Category certification. The FAA has reviewed our training and maintenance manuals and our CEO remains the only instructor in the world authorized to sign students off for JetPack flights. Our operations team include professional aviators and commercial pilots, all flight operations are conducted only after thorough risk assessment and mitigation plans are developed.

We conduct all our engine and flight testing as well as pilot training at a purpose built facility near Moorpark, CA about one hours drive north west of LAX.

Why not electric propulsion? Our focus has always been on ultra fast and small VTOL vehicles. It is simply not possible to achieve our performance objectives using electric propulsion with the current state of battery energy density. When this improves we will ready to incorporate electric propulsion (more than likely electric ducted fans) into our airframes and we be able to use our existing stabilization, obstacle detection, collision avoidance and auto flight technology.

Read more about how we got to where we are:

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