• World’s first jetpack slated for public launch in 2017

• Designed by three time Academy Award winner, Nelson Tyler

• In negotiations with the US military on how the JB-10 could be deployed in the field

• In discussion with one of the largest sports marketing companies about sponsoring a series of jetpack races

• Plans to develop ‘JetPack Top Gun’ experience centres for thrill-seekers across the globe

• The launch was marked the UK’s first ever JetPack flight across the Royal Victoria Dock at dawn today
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London, 5th October 2016: A company dedicated to delivering a Jetson’s vision of flight by jetpack and other new forms of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) personal aircraft, has today launched its first equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs. JetPack Aviation aims to raise £300,000 and will invest the funds in further research and development for its JB-10 JetPack and VTOL aircraft.



Company founders David Mayman and Nelson Tyler have worked together for the past decade to make the JB-10 JetPack a reality. Slated for public launch in 2017, the JB-10 has a proven track record and is regularly demonstrated to huge public acclaim by aviation buff Mayman.



With excitement building round one the most iconic product launches and media coverage of a flight in New York being shared millions of times, the JB-10 is not just a gimmick but has a solid technological and scientific background behind it. Its designer Nelson Tyler has been a successful and highly recognised inventor and product developer for 55 years and amongst many accolades has won three Academy Awards for Technical Achievement in the Motion Picture Industry.



Nelson and David are supported by a group of specialists with expertise ranging from turbine engine design to electrical and computer engineering. JetPack Aviation is now in negotiations with the US military on how the JB-10 could be deployed in the field. For instance this could be in extraction situations where a soldier needs to be rescued from behind enemy lines. Nelson and David also have a research and development agreement in place with the U.S. Special Operations Command to develop a four-turbine jet pack that will lift twice the weight (about 700 pounds).



JetPack Aviation is also in discussion with one of the largest sports marketing companies about sponsoring a series of jetpack races. There are even plans to develop ‘JetPack Top Gun’ experience centres for thrill-seekers across the globe.



David Mayman, CEO at JetPack Aviation, said: “A lot of us spent time in our youth fantasising about what it would be like to follow Buck Rogers up into the air with our very own jetpacks. We are getting a lot closer to launching a commercial product but there is still much further that we can take our design and ideas, so we want to give the crowdfunding community a once in a lifetime opportunity to invest in turning a dream into reality.”



Jeff Lynn, CEO and co-founder of Seedrs, said: “Flying to work with a jetpack strapped to your back may be everyone’s favourite science fiction fantasy alongside teleportation and personal space travel, but this is a serious scientific invention that could have huge implications for the aviation sector. This funding round is a chance for everyone to get on board with further development of the JB-10 and we are so excited to welcome David Mayman and JetPack Aviation onto Seedrs.”



JetPack Aviation is now live on Seedrs:www.seedrs.com/jetpack
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