Since achieving a record for the Fastest speed in a body controlled jet engine powered suit on Guinness World Records Day 2017, Richard Browning and his team at Gravity Industries have continued to advance their ground-breaking technology.

Having already achieved a speed of 32.02 mph (51.53 km/h) work has now started on a safety device that could allow the wearer of the suit to travel at around 100 mph.

Q&A with real life Iron Man Richard Browning as he discusses his jet engine suit

"Since we achieved the Guinness World Records title, we continue to be on an aggressive research and development journey to explore the high-speed stability of the Gravity Jet Suit," said Richard, founder and chief test pilot of Gravity Industries.

Richard Browning March 2018

To help achieve this, Gravity Industries have been to Zip World in North Wales, UK, for speed tests of the 1,000 horsepower suit.

"This is a really great opportunity to start testing straight line speed but in an environment where you've got that safety hand rail and we can start exploring how the aerodynamics affect the suit at speed."

To help test the stability and acceleration of the suit, Zip World and local company, ISC, have built a safety device to help Richard travel at speeds in excess of 100 mph.

"Flying up the wire you're under your own power and if I turn the power down at any point I start to rolling back so it's all down to the thrust the suit produces.

"As soon as I get to the top and turn round it's just down to gravity. I can control to a degree the manoueverability but really that's just all in the hands of gravity."

Sean Taylor, Zip World’s co-founder, added: "Richard is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible - exactly the principle on which we started Zip World."

You can read more about the suit and the technology behind it in Guinness World Records: Science & Stuff.