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UK: Inventor Richard Browning breaks own jet suit world speed record

United Kingdom, Brighton
November 15, 2019 at 07:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

British inventor Richard Browning broke his own jet suit world speed record in Brighton on Thursday by going 137 kilometres (85 miles) per hour.

Browning, in an Iron Man-like jet suit created by himself, tripled the previous achievement of 51 kilometres (32 miles) per hour speeding near the famous Brighton Pier with his flight overseen by Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday.

"We've gone on beating our own record by quite some margin. Technically pretty much everything went well, we set ourselves quite above with all the other pilots flying. I'm very pleased, very satisfied," said Browning after the flight.

After three test flights complete with sparks coming from the jet suit, Guinness World Records judges confirmed the new record.

"It's a flare. It was a detonated flare, to be able to show the trail. We were worried it was going to be very cloudy, so it was designed to show visually where I was flying. I do now appreciate people thought I had some massive technical issue," said Browning.

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British inventor Richard Browning broke his own jet suit world speed record in Brighton on Thursday by going 137 kilometres (85 miles) per hour.

Browning, in an Iron Man-like jet suit created by himself, tripled the previous achievement of 51 kilometres (32 miles) per hour speeding near the famous Brighton Pier with his flight overseen by Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday.

"We've gone on beating our own record by quite some margin. Technically pretty much everything went well, we set ourselves quite above with all the other pilots flying. I'm very pleased, very satisfied," said Browning after the flight.

After three test flights complete with sparks coming from the jet suit, Guinness World Records judges confirmed the new record.

"It's a flare. It was a detonated flare, to be able to show the trail. We were worried it was going to be very cloudy, so it was designed to show visually where I was flying. I do now appreciate people thought I had some massive technical issue," said Browning.

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