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
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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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