198. Richard Browning is Founder, CEO and Chief Test Pilot of Gravity Industries which designs, builds and flies Jet Suits, pioneering a new era of human flight. The company was founded in March 2017 to challenge the perceived boundaries in human aviation and to inspire others to dare to ask “What if?”. It now scales towards an International Race Series. Prior to founding Gravity, Richard was a Royal Marines reservist for six years and an Oil Trader with BP for 16 years where he discovered and implemented major new technologies winning the BP Group innovation Award. When he is not flying around the world, Richard is in Salisbury with his wife Debbie and their two children, Oliver and Thomas, kayaking and camping amongst other things.
Richard says: “I am the Founder of Pioneering Aeronautical Innovation company, Gravity. Launched in March 2017 Gravity has invented, built and patented an ‘iron man like’ flight system. The dream was to reimagine an entirely new authentic form of human flight learning on an elegant collaboration of mind and body augmented by awesome technology. Gravity has to date been experienced by over a billion people globally with video views alone running at more than 60m within 7 days of launch. In the first 24 months Gravity executed 96 flight events across 30 countries including 5 Ted talks. The team and I are delivering on the vision to build Gravity into a world class aeronautical engineering business, challenge perceived boundaries in human aviation, and inspire a generation to dare ask ‘what if…’ Get in touch for; Speaking, Gravity flying at Events, learning to Fly a Jet Suit or to get involved in the Jet Suit Race Series. [email protected]”