reply to post by boncho
the WASP has 30+ minutes flight time.
The jet pack-about 30 seconds.
I could see this.
Your in morning rush hour and an accident ahead has caused grid lock.
When you finally arrive at work, 45 minutes later; late, you are already stressed and this is the second day in a row!
but with your WASP, you take off from your driveway (launch pad), as the crow flys, you're there in 7 minutes.
10 if you stop for a latte.
On your commute home, you fill up in your neighborhood and ready for tomorrow.
No harness and all that. Just a helmet and goggles.
You park in parking garages designated for WASP, or in your private business launch pad.
Need to evaluate a mountain climber who fell 40 feet down a sheer wall and is injured, landing on a small shelf saving him from what would otherwise
be 300 foot fall.
How are you going to get to him timely, when getting medical attention is urgently needed yesterday, surely a matter of life and death?
You and a few other paramedics hop on their WASPs and hightail it to the fallen climbers ledge and secure him/her and transport the patient to the
hospital using a flexible netting to cocoon him/her secured between two WASPs which fly in unison elapse time from getting the call to securing the
patient for transport and on scene treatments to arriving at hospital?
Time to reach the injured party by repelling, then securing the patient for a jerky rope pull fest and then down the rocky terrain to a meadow where a
helicopter can land and then to the hospital?
In this hypothetical story, it takes 4 hours due to the setup needed to repel safely. without description and detail, just know it was 4 hours.
much gentler on the patient than down the mountain terrain and bumpy highway too.
There is two uses of the top.