Bubba Watson, Oakley unveil golf jet pack [VIDEO]
BW-Air reaches speeds up to 46 mph at 3,000 feet of altitude.
Bubba Watson has a thing about alternative modes of golf transportation.
The two-time Masters champ has already glided over fairways, bunkers and water hazards in a custom built (and really expensive) hovercraft. But now he wants to make his way around the course by…air.
In a new stunt video from sportswear giant Oakley and marketing company Thinkmodo to celebrate the return of golf to the Olympics, a trained pilot boards what looks like a tiny rocket ship, lifts off and flies over Methven golf course in New Zealand.
Martin Aircraft produced the BW-Air (for Bubba Watson – Air), which can reach speeds up to 46 mph at 3,000 feet of altitude. The jet pack runs on regular gas and makes as much noise as a high-powered motorcycle. It takes off and lands vertically, and would be useful in for first responders. Martin said it hopes to start selling the jet packs to fire, police and rescue units by the end of this year.