Flight is a common power granted to comic book heroes, and, evidently, everyone in Selfridges London. You don’t have to be a multi-billionaire genius from the comic books to be able to strap on a flight suit. You just need to get in touch with Gravity Industries.
Gravity Industries was founded in 2017 with the aim of augmenting “the body and mind with a suite of patent pending technology to enable unparalleled human flight.” Gravity has delivered on that vision, proving their concept with 45 flight events in 16 countries. Company founder Richard Browning, an inventor, ultra-marathon runner, entrepreneur, and a former Royal Marine Reservist, built the suit as a part of his pioneering work in human propulsion technology. The suit consists of a miniaturized jet-engine attached to a specially designed exo-skeleton. Vertical lift and movement are accomplished with this engine while control is maintained by units strapped to the pilot’s forearms. The suit has a combined thrust of 130 kg, has WiFi capabilities, and uses a holographic lens, developed by Browning, to monitor how much fuel is left.
If you have any doubts about whether this suit works, just check out Browning Guiness World Record. Browning hovered over a lake in Reading, England, for 100 meters at 51.5 kmph.
There may not be repulsors on this suit—yet—but it looks like the flight portion is well on its way to becoming a reality.