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Strictly Embargoed GMT: 00:01 Thursday 9th November: Real Life Iron Man Claims Jet Suit Speed Record

Press Release   •   Nov 08, 2017 12:04 GMT

Richard Browning, founder and chief test pilot of Gravity Industries has soared into the record books with the brand new Guinness World Records title for the Fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit. On a dramatic day at Lagoona Park, Reading, Browning achieved a speed of 32.02 mph (51.53 km/h) on his third timed attempt before mistiming a turn and dropping into the lake.

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