Most people are content to work with gravity on zip lines, screaming with excitement as they  build up speed on their way down the cable. Not adventurer Richard Browning.

  • Richard Browning, founder and chief test pilot for Gravity Industries - Frayed Passport
  • Richard Browning, founder and chief test pilot for Gravity Industries - Frayed Passport
  • Richard Browning, founder and chief test pilot for Gravity Industries - Frayed Passport
  • Richard Browning, founder and chief test pilot for Gravity Industries - Frayed Passport

The pioneer, who set the 2017 Guinness World Record for “Fastest speed in a body controlled jet engine powered suit,” was attempting speeds of 62 miles per hour on his way up – a speed normally accomplished on the way down.

“Sliding down a zip wire that’s a mile long is pretty exhilarating – flying back up it when you have 1,000 horsepower at your finger tips is another level!” Browning said.


Gravity Industries is a British technology start-up with innovation, endeavor and inspiration at its core. According to Gravity, the company has invented, built and filed patents for a human propulsion technology that re-imagines manned flight.

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As the managing editor of Frayed Passport, my goal is to help you build your bucket list, plan your travels, and tell your story. I've been to 19 countries and five continents so far, and while I'm based in Miami, I spend one-third of the year traveling to amazing destinations around the world. If you would like to contribute an article to Frayed Passport, feel free to get in touch with me at sarah@frayedpassport.com!