4 July 2014

Hon. Steven Joyce, Minister of Science and Innovation visited the Martin Aircraft HQ in Christchurch late last month. CEO Peter Coker and Founder Director Glenn Martin showed him around the facilities and introduced him to the team.

Glenn Martin showing the jetpack

MACL Programme Manager, Nigel Hingston, gave the Minister a run down on all the projects that the company is working on while Director of Engineering,Ulrich Bergler, gave an overview on the latest Martin Jetpack prototypes.

Martin Aircraft workshop

Hon Steven Joyce meeting Martin Aircraft staff

 “It was a pleasure to show Minister Joyce the progress on the Jetpack and discuss our plans for our forthcoming commercialisation” said Peter Coker.

Hon Steven Joyce on the Martin Jetpack simulator

Minister Joyce also enjoyed a ride on the jetpack simulator. He said that he can now tell his wife he knows how to fly. He was also shown the latest test flight videos.