Flying high

Launched in March, Gravity is a British technology start up that has invented, built, flown and filed a patent for a human propulsion technology that re-imagines manned flight.

Gravity’s technology combines body mounted miniaturised jet-engines, with a specially designed exo-skeletal suit, allowing the pilot to vertically take off and fly using the human body as its thrust control.

The human propulsion technology start-up,, has already secured hundreds of thousands of pounds of investment

Founded by British entrepreneur and inventor Richard Browning, Gravity is launching the 'Daedalus', its mark 1 propulsion suit. In doing so the company is inventing an entirely new aviation category. documented the build of Gravity’s first system in a short film: (embed code below the release in editors notes).

Human ingenuity sees superhero fiction mirrored in reality, with the entrepreneur having invented and built the suit over the last 12 months. This video charts the development:

Gravity’s first flight system the 'Daedalus' suit has been built by hand through relentless testing, phased flights and system evolution prior to the technology patent being filed.

Gravity founder, Richard Browning said,

“This is a momentous point in aviation history. Daedalus is simply the beginning of a core technology that has endless potential in aviation, commercial and entertainment applications.

“I have aeronautics in my blood. My grandfather instructed on WW2 Hurricanes, and the other was Chairman of Westland Helicopters. My father was an aeronautical engineer and an innovator, too.”

He continued,:“We’ve already had a few comparisons to Tony Stark, but this is real-world aeronautical innovation. We are serious about building a world-changing technology business. We stand at the very beginning of what human propulsion systems will do. It’s at the same point as the mobile phone was in the early to mid-80's or the internet of the early 90's – and I have to say, it’s phenomenally exciting.”

Gravity Industries Ltd is launching commercial flights for private and public events from April 3rd. Visit to find out more.