California-based Jetpack Aviation proudly introduces the P2 Speeder. The smallest, fastest and safest way to transport paramedics, medevac the injured, move life saving suppliers and insert/extract personnel. When time counts, the Speeder will save lives. The Speeder can either be piloted or flown fully autonomously. It can transform from a pilot carrying craft to a cargo craft in less than 10 minutes by sliding off the pilot seat and sliding on the cargo pod or litter basket.
When piloted, the craft is entirely self stabilized – the pilot can simply input a flight plan and the SpeederTM will fly the route both vertically and horizontally. The pilot is also able to manually fly the SpeederTM using power, pitch, roll and yaw, and controls but at all times the craft’s control systems will ensure flight envelope protection. We are currently testing flying a 1/3rd scale prototype of the SpeederTM. The company have modeled speed and endurance and these will be confirmed through the flight testing program.
JetPack Aviation will be producing two versions of the SpeederTM. A Recreational version and a Military/Industrial version. The first of its kind led to the innovation for an emergency, military, and recreational aviation mobility. The aircraft will be very similar except for two elements a) total thrust – the recreational version producing approx 700 lbs of thrust and the Military/Industrial version 1,200 lbs and b) sophistication of flight planning and autonomous control systems. Test flights will now begin on this full-scale prototype.
JetPack Aviation has been leading the micro personal vertical take off and landing industry for the past 10 years. Based in Los Angeles, California, the company are dedicated to building the safest, smallest, and fastest VTOL craft possible. Between 2010 and 2015, JetPack Aviation designed and built the world’s first portable JetPack. After eight earlier iterations, the company flew JB9 jetpack around the Statue of Liberty in November 2015. Now the company are building a vehicle that will disrupt the way people and “things” are transported when it must be done extremely quickly and using a very compact craft.