Despite what the history books say, Richard pearse in Otago, New Zealand was the first man to fly a powered aircraft ( . Despite the repuation of being a lying lunatic and there being no documentary evidence of the event, all New Zealanders know this to be a truth..

Now there is no need to grumble, for now there is doumentary evidence of an aeronautical breakthrough. The Martin Jetpack is a wonder, and at a mere 113kg it is sure to be safe and easy to land. And in all honesty: I want one.