Jet Suit – level 3

06-10-2020 07:00

A mountain ambulance service in England is testing an ’Iron Man’ jet suit for its paramedics.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service teamed up with the jet suit makers, Gravity Industries, and they are hoping to use the suit in the vast Lake District National Park to make it easier and faster to reach walkers in distress. Test pilot Richard Browning flew from the bottom of a valley to a simulated casualty site. While completing the journey on foot would have taken 25 minutes, Gravity Industries said that it took Browning just 90 seconds.

Browning launched the company in 2017, and he has flown over 100 flights across 30 countries since that time. He hopes that the collaboration will lead to the world’s first jet suit paramedic.

Difficult words: paramedic (a person whose job it is to give emergency medical care to people), distress (extreme anxiety and pain), casualty (a person who is injured or killed in an accident), collaboration (working together).

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