By Browning, Richard
Two years ago, former city trader and Royal Marines reservist Richard Browning began inventing the world's first `Iron Man-like' jet suit, the Daedalus mk1. What followed was a joy-fuelled exploration into a new, supposedly impossible realm of human flight, and the realisation of... a dream that has long been the reserve of CGI superheroes and science-fiction fantasies. In redefining manned flight, Browning has become an exhilarating example of how grass-roots innovation can push the boundaries of possibility. Since launching in March 2017, Richard's company Gravity Industries has received global media attention and reached over a billion people, set a Guinness World Record and attracted investment from the backers of Tesla. Capturing imaginations around the world, Browning has won fans including Tom Cruise, Richard Branson and James Dyson, and become a fixture of global events from TED to WIRED Live. And he's only just getting started. For readers of Adrian Newey's How to Build a Car and Chris Hadfield's An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Learning to Fly will tell the inspiring story of how Browning realised the science-fiction dream of personal flight, and will equip readers with the principles of creativity and innovation that transform moonshot ideas into realities.Read more
Richard Browning is the founder of human propulsion technology start-up Gravity Industries Ltd, which he officially launched in March 2017 after inventing, building and patenting an 'Iron Man-like' flight system, the Daedalus flight suit. A former Royal Marine reservist, Richard worked on a number of innovations and new technologies at BP before becoming involved in several start-ups, including a solar project in Kenya, lighting schools via reconditioning old car batteries. His passion for flight and his vision for Gravity are inspired by his father, an aeronautical engineer and inventor.
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