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Martin Aircraft Company hosted His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco at its stand on day two of the Top Marques Monaco Supercar Show.
Prince Albert, who is a well-known automotive and aircraft enthusiast, took great interest in the Martin Jetpack, its flight characteristics and its operational capabilities and he was quick to see its potential applications in the principality in both the commercial and recreational areas.  
Encouraged by assurances that unlike helicopters the Jetpack with its fly by wire technology is easy to fly, His Highness was adamant that he could not leave the stand without trying the full flight Jetpack simulator first hand, much to the delight of the official delegation and spectators alike.
With only a minute of instruction, Prince Albert lifted off from the Monaco Heliport and proceeded to undertake a virtual tour of his Principality, concluding with an impressive landing at the Royal Palace to a spontaneous eruption of applause.
Steven Saltzman, Director of Top Marques Monaco, said, “We are so very happy to have Martin Aircraft Company from New Zealand here with us as our guest at Top Marques. When I was briefing His Highness last night on the programme for today’s visit to the show, the Martin Jetpack was an absolute priority and to now have Prince Albert fly the simulator with such finesse shows that this amazing aircraft is certainly the personal transport of the future.”  
The show runs from 14 – 17 April with guests attending from all over the world to see the very best in personal transportation and luxury goods.
Further information on Top Marques Monaco at
Glenn Baker

Glenn is a professional writer/editor with 50-plus years’ experience across radio, television and magazine publishing.


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