Aeronautic pioneers took to north Wales to push the high-speed capabilities of a human propulsion jet suit to its limits.

Gravity Industries set a Guinness World Record for the “Fastest speed in a body controlled jet engine powered suit” - reaching 32.02 mph in 2017.

On Tuesday morning, Richard Browning, Founder and Chief Test Pilot, travelled to Zip World in Bethesda to take on Europe’s longest and fastest zip line, Velocity.

He aimed to further explore the speed capabilities of Gravity’s latest jet suit by travelling UP the zip line.

In order to truly test the suit's stability and acceleration, the team at Zip World built a safety device in order for Richard to fly at potential speeds in excess of 100 mph.

"The last run we did, we managed to reach a speed of around 90mph going downhill, which would have been faster but for the crosswinds," Richard explained.

"Flying down a zip wire that's about a mile long at the speeds we can do is exhilarating, but flying back up it when you have 1000 horsepower at your fingertips is a whole other level."

The event was once again followed closely by Guinness World Records officials who recently featured Gravity Industries in their new Science & Stuff book.

Sean Taylor, Zip World’s co-founder, was glad that the Bethesda-based company could partake in the experiment.

“Gravity Industries are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and that is exactly the principle on which we started Zip World." he said.

"It was great to be able to work with another innovative company who push the boundaries and watch Richard fly up Velocity."

The Velocity experience launched in 2013 as the fastest zip line in the world and has already welcomed in excess of 260,000 riders.

Zip World officials say that Velocity 2 is set to be launched following significant investment to help double capacity, increase rider’s speed and enhance the overall experience at the venue.