“Mr Browning, 38, took to the air at Lagoona Park in Reading, Berkshire, on Tuesday to try to beat the 30mph benchmark set by Guinness World Records.
Looking like something out of a science fiction movie, he slowly rose into the air and hovered two metres off the ground.
His first two attempts were unsuccessful, as he was unable to get enough momentum.
But on his third and final try he managed to get up to speed – before mistiming a turn and dropping into a lake.
Mr Browning said: ‘I am delighted we have set the record, and I have no doubt that this is just the beginning.
‘I really think we can go on and smash it. I have every confidence we can beat it.
‘The suit could actually reach several hundred miles per hour, but the difficulty is being able to reach higher speeds safely and in a straight line.
‘I’m very proud indeed to be part of Guinness World Records Day, it is a pleasure and a privilege to have our unique creation recognised and celebrated all around the world.’
The Royal Marines reservist, from Wiltshire, said he has long been fascinated by the possibilities of human flight propulsion and worked on his flight suit for three years before debuting it in April.
He was inspired by his father, an aeronautical engineer who worked at helicopter manufacturer Westland but wanted to be an inventor.
Mr Browning has since become a worldwide hit, appearing at 35 events in 12 countries to share his design with others.”