Flying Paramedics: UK Company Tests Human Jet Suit with the Great North Air Ambulance Service

Richard Browning is giving paramedics jet suits

Gravity Industries is giving its jet packs to paramedics so they will be able to fly where helicopters can’t go

A pioneering British jet suit company is giving paramedics jet suits for their search and rescue missions in the remote Lake District of northern England.

Richard Browning, the inventor of the jet suit, and his company Gravity keep developing the human jet suit since 2017, and it now includes two miniature jet turbines on each arm, and a fifth engine housed in a backpack. Priced at $440,000, the device is reportedly capable of creating over 300 pounds. 

Now that the suit is fully working, Browning showed it to Andy Mawson, director of operations and a paramedic at Great North Air Ambulance Service in a simulated casualty site that would take around 25 minutes to reach by foot. The Gravity Jet Suit was able to cover that distance in just 90 seconds. Mason could definitely see the need.

“We are just scratching the surface in terms of what is possible to achieve with our technology,” said Browning. “Emergency response is one of the areas.”

Earlier this year, Gravity has demonstrated the huge potential of utilizing their paramedics jet suit to deliver critical care services, with a reported training of 6 days on the device.