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Question of the Week: The Martin Jetpack — You Know You Want One (Right?)

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Last week, we asked whether certain types of aircraft (e.g. experimentals, homebuilts) be restricted at airports in densely populated areas.

Despite a few well-deserved chidings for not clarifying the difference between an "experimental" and a "homebuilt" aircraft (see this week's AVmail), we received quite a few votes in our informal poll. The largest segment of you (a somewhat ironic 51% of the voting population, believe it or not) agreed with the statement Homebuilts should have the same access as any other aircraft.

For a complete (real-time) breakdown of reader responses, click here.
(You may be asked to register and answer if you haven't already participated in this poll.)


It was all the rage at EAA AirVenture 2008, and now it seems the Martin Jetpack will be available with a BRS 'chute. This week, we're curious how many AVweb readers would be willing to sink their (hypothetical) money into one:

Would you consider buying and flying a Martin Jetpack?
(Click to answer.)

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