Jetpack Aviation is the project of Australian businessman David Mayman. He spent his life in software and mining and fairly sensible occupations, but his passion has been to build a jetpack. Nelson Tyler, an engineer and inventor based in Hollywood, and Mayman got together in 2005 and that's what's made it possible.
Tyler had worked on the Rocketbelt flight project at the 1984 Olympics, and for the last 45 years had been every bit as obsessed as Mayman with the idea of building a proper portable jetpack with decent endurance that anyone could fly. And the JB-9 jetpack they have demonstrated that meets most people's expectations of what a real jetpack should be.