JetPack Aviation is the Leader in Personal VTOL Flight

JetPack Aviation has been leading the micro personal vertical take off and landing (VTOL) industry for the past 10 years. Based in Los Angeles, California we are dedicated to building the safest, smallest and fastest VTOL aircraft possible. Between 2010 and 2015 we designed and built the world’s first portable JetPack. After eight earlier iterations our CEO flew the JB9 JetPack around the Statue of Liberty in November 2015.

We are a private company made up of a team of engineers and aviators absolutely focused on the task at hand – building the fastest, smallest and safest VTOL aircraft in the world.

JetPack Aviation History

David Mayman founded JetPack Aviation Corporation in 2016. With an initial career as a management consultant David also founded several successful technology companies. He is a passionate aviator and holds fixed wing and helicopter pilot certificates in Australia, America and Europe, including commercial certificate with instrument rating in America.

 
 

JetPack Aviation History

David Mayman founded JetPack Aviation Corporation in 2016. With an initial career as a management consultant David also founded several successful technology companies. He is a passionate aviator and holds fixed wing and helicopter pilot certificates in Australia, America and Europe, including commercial certificate with instrument rating in America.

 

From 2011 – 2016 David and a small team of engineers worked on this project full time. Prior to this it was a great labor of love going back quite some time! One of our original design engineers Nelson Tyler created the world’s first rocketbelt which was flown by Bill Suitor in the opening ceremony of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. He had worked on various propulsion systems in the 1970s and 1980s including pulse jets, pressure jets and gasoline engine powered ducted fans.

David and Nelson met in 2007 and teamed up for a number of years. They worked together on several JetPack versions and Nelson lead the design process for the JB9 JetPack. The development project took several years and required hundreds of tests and many design iterations. David finally flew it off the safety tether system in June 2015 near Sacramento, CA and then around the Statue of Liberty on November 3rd, 2015.

The JB9 was the first ever truly “man” portable turbine powered VTOL capable, turbine JetPack.

 
 

David and Nelson met in 2007 and teamed up for a number of years. They worked together on several JetPack versions and Nelson lead the design process for the JB9 JetPack. The development project took several years and required hundreds of tests and many design iterations. David finally flew it off the safety tether system in June 2015 near Sacramento, CA and then around the Statue of Liberty on November 3rd, 2015.

The JB9 was the first ever truly “man” portable turbine powered VTOL capable, turbine JetPack.

 

World’s only JetPack flies in New York

On November 3rd, 2015 JetPack Aviation made aviation history when our CEO David Mayman flew around the Statue of Liberty in the world’s first FAA approved JetPack flight. Additional public flights in Los Angeles, London, and Monaco left no doubt that people of all backgrounds, interests, and experience are thrilled by our Man/Machine achievement.

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JPA went on to develop the JB10 and JB11 jetpacks between 2016 and 2018. The JB10 JetPack has greater fuel capacity than the JB9, produces 15% more thrust and has more sophisticated computer systems. The JB11 uses six 400N thrust engines compared with the two 900N engines used on the JB10. It has sophisticated engine management computers that balance thrust in the case of an engine failure.

JPA has always enjoyed a strong relationship with the FAA and we have kept them closely involved in all our design and development. We have the world’s first certified JetPack (under the FAA Experimental Category). Our training program and maintenance programs have also been approved by the FAA. David remains the only instructor in the world officially authorized to sign off a student pilot for JetPack flight.

 
 

JPA went on to develop the JB10 and JB11 jetpacks between 2016 and 2018. The JB10 JetPack has greater fuel capacity than the JB9, produces 15% more thrust and has more sophisticated computer systems. The JB11 uses six 400N thrust engines compared with the two 900N engines used on the JB10. It has sophisticated engine management computers that balance thrust in the case of an engine failure.

JPA has always enjoyed a strong relationship with the FAA and we have kept them closely involved in all our design and development. We have the world’s first certified JetPack (under the FAA Experimental Category). Our training program and maintenance programs have also been approved by the FAA. David remains the only instructor in the world officially authorized to sign off a student pilot for JetPack flight.

 

During 2017-2018 we made a number of flights internationally including New York; Chicago; The Salton Sea, CA; Long Beach; Los Angeles; Monaco; Cannes, France; London, England; Tokyo, Japan; Budapest, Hungary, Abu Dhabi, UAE; The Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. We also became the Super Dogger for an Oscar Myers TV commercial.

In December 2018 David Mayman and Boris Jarry (our Operations Director and also test pilot) flew JB10s together at a lake in California. This was a great moment and was the first time ever two jetpacks had been in the air at the same time. We also announced our intention to develop the world’s only JetPack Racing League.

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Since August 2018 we’ve also been focussed on developing the SpeederTM aircraft and are currently test flying a 1/3rd scale prototype. The SpeederTM will revolutionize the way paramedics reach their patients, the way the military insert and extract personnel and medivac the injured. It can be piloted or flown fully autonomously. It is very small and very fast.

 
 

Since August 2018 we’ve also been focussed on developing the SpeederTM aircraft and are currently test flying a 1/3rd scale prototype. The SpeederTM will revolutionize the way paramedics reach their patients, the way the military insert and extract personnel and medivac the injured. It can be piloted or flown fully autonomously. It is very small and very fast.