Richard Browning

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  • Innovator in Human Aviation
  • Founder and Chief Test Pilot, Gravity Industries Jet Suit



Richard Browning is Founder 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.

Gravity has to date been experienced by over one billion people globally with Richard and his cohort of growing pilots completing over 130 flights across 34 countries and speaking at dozens of events from TED Talks to XPrize.

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.

 

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Falling is the Best Way to Move Forward

Richard Browning is no stranger to falling down - literally. In his talks, Browning shares how he fell many times while inventing and test piloting the Gravity Industries Jet Suit, how this journey made him realize falling is how you move forward, and that failure is the best way to learn how to suc ...

Richard Browning is no stranger to falling down - literally. In his talks, Browning shares how he fell many times while inventing and test piloting the Gravity Industries Jet Suit, how this journey made him realize falling is how you move forward, and that failure is the best way to learn how to succeed. As he shares his journey of working towards his dream of flying even when it seemed impossible at every step of the way, Browning inspires audiences to go after their goals and dare to dream what if?

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<p><span>Looking for a buzzworthy innovation speaker? Richard Browning literally flies around the room with his Jet Suit. Got your attention?!</span></p>

Looking for a buzzworthy innovation speaker? Richard Browning literally flies around the room with his Jet Suit. Got your attention?!

RICHARD BROWNING is unlike any speaker you’ve seen before. As the Founder and Chief Test Pilot of the Gravity Industries Jet Suit, Browning shares his journey of designing, building, and flying Jet Suits, the new frontier of human flight. With a wonder usually reserved for sci-fi and fantasy tales, audiences will find themselves amazed as Browning explains how he invented the Jet Suit, broke a Guinness World Record for fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine suit, and now spends his days flying around like Iron Man. In addition to his talks, he gives a demo that will have audiences feeling like they transported to the future, with a front row seat to today’s leading Jet Suit technology. Browning weaves inspiration into his story as he speaks about why falling and failing is the best way to learn, keeping the faith even when your dreams seem impossible, and never giving up hope in the pursuit of flying. Watch Browning give a jet suit demo in his TED Talk > > 

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Richard Browning is Founder and Chief Test Pilot of Gravity Industries.

Gravity Industries 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. He developed business in many countries including Azerbaijan, Mozambique, Russia and conducted trade relations with many more.

He discovered and implemented major new technologies in BP including turning a $30k groundbreaking trade flow analytics (ship tracking) platform still at the heart of the global commodity industry to this day. It won the BP Group innovation Award and generated in excess of $50m within 3 months. He has also been a key participant and investor in a number of successful start-up ventures externally and is a passionate STEM advocate.

Gravity has to date been experienced by over one billion people globally with Richard and his cohort of growing pilots completing over 130 flights across 34 countries and speaking at dozens of events from TED Talks to XPrize.

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.