Jetpack creator's new high, NZ Herald (29 May 2011)
the flight near Ashburton was piloted by remote control, with a crash-test dummy in the pilot's position. The machine flew to 5000 feet, then down to about 2000 feet before firing a rocket-propelled parachute. From there it sailed safely to the ground without damage.
Martin Jetpack 5000ft flight - highlights, NZ Herald (29 May 2011)
Mark's note: This is a fine example of NZ ingenuity in the aerospace sector. And it runs on ordinary gas! I so want one of these once they come on the market...