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9 November 2017, 13:44

Richard Browning set a Guinness World Record in a jet suit at Lagoona Park

The founder and chief test pilot of British tech company Gravity Industries reached a speed of 32.02mph on his third attempt at the lake in in Reading.

  

 

He got a turn wrong and fell into the lake but by then had the record in the bag.

Pravin Patel from Guinness World Records adjudicated to make sure Browning's speed was measured accurately over at least 100 metres.

The "Iron Man" suit is made up of six kerosene-fuelled micro gas turbines and is controlled by body movement.