David Mayman, a citizen of Australia, is a California-based business person and founder of JetPack Aviation.
He is originally from Australia, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Technology, Sydney. He also got his pilots license for multiple regions, including Australia, the European Union, and the United States of America.
His early career consisted of working in management consulting and he later moved into working with mergers and acquisitions in the mining and resources industries. He also acted as an investor, making direct investments in gold and base metal related tenements. He ventured into entrepreneurship in 2006 when he co-founded TrueLocal and YourLocal, both of which were media companies.
Mayman then worked with engineers between 2011 and 2016 to create a jetpack. The jetpack was developed by 2015, and in the same year, he took the first Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved JetPack flight around the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Mayman founded JetPack Aviation, where he is also the CEO.
Mayman claimed that he has been working on his jetpack technology for nearly 25 years, but it wasn't until he met Nelson Tyler, a prolific inventor, that Mayman's goal to develop jetpack technology started to accelerate.
Aussie flies 'world's only jetpack' around Statue of Liberty
November 11, 2015
Interview: Jetpack Aviation raises $2 million to build flying motorcycle
November 27, 2019
Jetpack Aviation's David Mayman on his upcoming Speeder flying motorcycle
March 15, 2019
Documentaries, videos and podcasts
Los Angeles, California