Every now and again, we see (or get sent) a video that leaves our team of former armed forces and emergency services personnel relatively speechless.
Over the weekend, whilst enjoying some downtime with family and friends in Germany (if you have never been to ‘Tropical Islands’ – the largest indoor waterpark in the world – then you should go) I stumbled over the videos below.
The two videos at the bottom of this article show a chap in a rocket suit as he flies over a Royal Marines Commando assault course.
In one of the clips, shared by Colonel Mike Tanner, the footage first feels like some sort of CGI ‘trick’.
‘Rocketman’ takes off from one end of the course and manages to fly over the various obstacles before returning to one of the officers watching the spectacle.
The flying human then navigates over to, what can only be described as a ‘
Whilst I have seen videos before of these rocket suits in flight, I am yet to see one in action over a military assault course.
For technology enthusiasts like myself the footage gives me great hope
Instead, I might just be able to don my rocket suit and fly to my destination avoiding the countless
Take your imagination forward 10-20 years and you can almost envision a scenario whereby you call 999 and then within minutes a police officer, paramedic, firefighter or search and rescue team is with you, having flown to your location using one of these rocket suits.
Or you can even imagine future battles being fought by legions of flying men and women equipped with these
It’s almost as if science fiction films which were made in the 80’s and 90’s are actually starting to become a reality.
Apparently, you can buy one of these suits yourself
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