Iron Man jet suit sets new world speed record
09 November 2017
Richard Browning soars into the record books with a new Guinness World Record for ‘fastest speed in a body controlled jet engine powered suit’.
Founded by British entrepreneur and inventor Richard Browning, Gravity’s ‘Daedalus’ suit breaks into an entirely new aviation category that has been likened to superhero Tony Stark’s Iron Man.
The record attempt took place at Lagoona Park in Reading, UK in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2017. Richard achieved a speed of 32.02mph on the third and final attempt, before he dropped into the lake.
Once he was back on the ground, Richard said: “I am delighted we have set the record. I’m very proud indeed to be a part of Guinness World Records Day, it is a pleasure and a privilege to have our unique creation recognised and celebrated all round the world.”
The Iron Man suit is made up of six kerosene-fuelled micro gas turbines, which each have 22kg of thrust. Richard had to practice core strength exercises before the attempt to ensure he could maintain balance and hold his position in the air whilst flying.
Video courtesy of Guinness World Records