At £440,000 a set they're coming to MR! Can barely afford to keep the 4x4 on the road most years.Looks like MR might be getting new toys... Jet suit paramedic 'could save lives'
Not sure I'd enjoy lugging that kit back down the hill when the juice tanks are empty.
It'll also need some smart tasking to make sure it's only used when needed and ca find the casualty in "normal" hillwalking conditions of wet / dark.
I would wager it would take longer to put the kit on than it would to walk to the casualty, not to mention the risk assessment before take off. Who is forking out for the training of the paramedics if you could get one to volunteer for it.Yeah, we've already discussed this - there's bound to be a weight limit and that'll rule out most healthcare workers.
Perhaps a defib is not all that's needed. Good short term solution but trained personnel will be required if there's to be any chance to save the victim.
It's all fluff - PR.Fuck me, that's narrowing down the options if they're spending all that purely to deal with heart attacks.
Wonder how the thing performs in rain? It would be interesting to see what happens if one of the turbines flames out in flight. Thing about shit hitting the fan is that it tends to happen in less than ideal conditions most of the time.
In my mind’s eye, I see jet-pack-guy landing next to a casualty on a dry, grassy hillside and setting it alight, thus ensuring that a heart-attack suddenly becomes of lesser urgency to said casualty.It drops the defib on the casualty from 150m or so, delivering the coup de grace and everyone goes back to the pub.
Very similar at Scafell Pike on Saturday. We stood and watched from Scafell and decided to head back down and not bother going to Scafell Pike.