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Commercially Available Jet Packs

— November 14, 2006 — Tech
If you want a working jet pack, your dreams may soon be fulfilled. The jet pack is expected to cost roughly $200,000, but you'll be able to fly with the only downside being a near certainty of crashing.

Engadget puts it best: "No matter how played flying cars, kayaks, and other strange contraptions are, the allure of a jet pack strapped onto your back just doesn't seem to lose its luster. Rick Herron, creator of Skywalker Jets, has devised a rocket pack that weighs about 90 pounds and can propel a 200 pound pilot around the air for what is likely the most invigorating 5 minutes of their life."
Trend Themes
1. Personal Jet Packs - The development of commercially available jet packs creates opportunities for disruptive innovation in the personal aviation industry.
2. Recreational Aviation - The launch of affordable and accessible jet packs expands the possibilities of the recreational aviation market.
3. Extreme Sports - The use of jet packs within extreme sports presents a unique opportunity for innovation and growth in the industry.
Industry Implications
1. Personal Aviation - The advent of affordable jet packs encourages personal aviation growth and opportunity.
2. Recreational Aviation - Jet pack technology expands the recreational aviation industry.
3. Extreme Sports - Jet pack innovation has the potential to revolutionize extreme sports and create new opportunities within the industry.
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