‘Iron Man’ smashes jet suit world speed record

Photos: Gareth Fuller/PA

A TEST pilot has set a new world speed record by flying in a jet suit at 85.06mph alongside Brighton Pier.
‘Iron Man’ Richard Browning more than doubled his previous record of 32.02mph set in 2017 for the fastest speed in a body-controlled, jet engine-powered suit.
Mr Browning, the founder and chief test pilot of Gravity Industries, which designs, builds and flies jet suits, said: “I’m really very pleased, very chuffed – it’s the fastest I’ve ever been, even in training.

By Ben Mitchell, PA

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