Richard achieved an impressive speed of 32.02 mph (51.53 km/h) on his third and final timed attempt, before dropping into the lake. By that point though it didn’t matter because Richard had made already history with Gravity’s game-changing invention..
Richard Browning, founder and chief test pilot of British tech company Gravity Industries has soared into the record books with the brand new Guinness World Records title for the Fastest speed in a body controlled jet engine powered suit.
The attempt took place at Lagoona Park in Reading, UK in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2017 (Thursday 9 November).
Adjudicator Pravin Patel was on hand to verify the achievement, making sure that the speed was measured accurately over a minimum distance of 100 metres.
Browning’s suit, known as Daedalus , consists of a specially designed exoskeleton, four arm-mounted gas turbine engines and two hip-mounted gas turbine engines.
The Iron Man suit is made up of six kerosene-fuelled micro gas turbines, which each have 22 kg of thrust.