Richard Browning, the founder and chief test pilot of British tech company, Gravity Industries, has soared into the record books with the brand new Guinness World Record title for the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine powered suit.
Browning achieved an impressive speed of 51.53 km/h (32.02 mph) on his third and final timed attempt, before dropping into the lake. At that point, it did not really matter because Richard had made already history with Gravity's game-changing invention. The suit goes by the name of Daedalus and is a light exoskeleton attached to six gas turbines – four mounted on the arms and two on the hips – that have a combined thrust of 286 pounds. Richard Browning and his team have been awarded the Guinness World Records title for the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit, a brand new title created just form him.
Once he was back on the ground, Richard said: "I am delighted we have set the record. I’m very proud indeed to be a part of Guinness World Records Day, it is a pleasure and a privilege to have our unique creation recognised and celebrated all around the world."
Have a look at the video below to see the action-packed suit fly over water.