jet pack Martins AircraftJet packs have lifted off and may be speeding to an emergency rescue team near you.

In a recent test run, the New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Co. launched a man in its jet pack and easily reached an an altitude of 5000-feet.

The company plans to sell it on the industrial market next year targeting first-responders who could benefit from being able to cut through traffic or have an aerial view.

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WATCH a demonstration below