Q. Is the Jetpack a certified aircraft?
A: Under the NZCAA Martin Aircraft has transitioned to experimental airworthiness for the current P12 series of aircraft. Certification of the Series 1 and future aircraft going forward will now consist of two stages:
· Experimental – only flown by Martin Aircraft or suitably qualified pilots (beachhead customers)
· Restricted type certification – to allow us to extend to specific capabilities and markets
The aircraft will also need to be certified in each country in which it intends to operate.
Q. Who can fly the Jetpack? Do you need to be a pilot?
A: Due to its experimental status, the current Jetpack requires a test pilot's licence to fly.
Q. Can you fly the Jetpack in any weather conditions?
A: We have yet to do extreme weather testing, such as Antarctic conditions.
Q. How noisy is the Jetpack?
A: The Jetpack conforms to ICAO Chapter 3 aircraft noise levels. The noise level is similar to being up close to a sports car.
Q. Can you fly in with a Jetpack and carry people out?
A: The Jetpack is a one-person aircraft. In the future we are aspiring to link empty Jetpacks via a mule train system.