The Jet Pack Show
The Jet Pack Show
Come See Futuristic Jet Packs, Rocket Packs, and Flying Platforms
Hear JetPack inventors & pilots tell their stories
October 24, 25 2009
There will be no flight demonstration at the Jet Pack Show.
Click here for the Jet Pack Schedule and Displays
The Jet Pack Show at the Hiller Aviation Museum will showcase two days of nothing but personal vertical flying machines including Jet Packs and Rocket Packs, Ducted Fan flying machines and other various flying machines related to personal vertical flight – James Bond style.
The event consists of lectures, simulators, presentations , displays and even a simulator for any person over 18, and between 150-190 lbs., to attempt to fly!
Jet Packs, rocket belts, rocket packs and a range of similar names are devices usually worn on the back that employ steam to propel the user to fly. The concept of these devices evolved from the 1920’s when Buck Rogers — science fiction comic strip hero — used a rocket pack for travel. The 1965 James Bond film Thunderball is one of several more famous appearances of the technology in film and widely captured the public imagination, as it showed an actual functioning jet pack and its potential usage in espionage. In the movie, the JetPack was actually piloted by Bill Suitor, who will be one of the presenters at this event.
Book Signing by Bill Suitor
Rocketbelt Pilot's Manual
By the Bell Test Pilot William P. Suitor
This is the first and only publication that is a true description of the "nuts and bolts", inside and outside, step-by-step overview of how, and why, a rocket belt works.
It covers everything from servicing, to fueling, to the actual learning step-by-step of how to fly a Rocketbelt.
BUT IT IS NOT INTENDED TO ENCOURAGE ANYONE TO TRY TO BUILD ONE !!!!
The book covers the science of the Rocketbelt in simple and easy layman's terms, you do not need to be a "Rocket Scientist" to read, understand or, most of all, enjoy this book.
It answers most of the frequently asked questions Bill Suitor has been asked in over 45 years' involvement in the project.
The Rocketbelt Pilot's Manual offers photos of each and every component of the machine with explanations of their relation to one and other.
It is the first and only autobiographical book about the most misunderstood, and aspired-to, means of flight, the rocket backpack. Bill Suitor is the one telling the story. He is the man who has lived the dream....and survived all these years after over a thousand flights.
There have been hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles written about the rocketbelt, and how it began, but none tell the story through the eyes of the "man who wrote the book on Rocketbelt flight."
Who can forget the words of James Bond (Sean Connery) in the movie "Thunderball" as he tossed his rocketbelt into the trunk of his Aston Martin..."No well-dressed man should be without one."
Special Program for Kids Grades 1-5
Saturday & Sunday, October 24th & 25th
11 AM—12 PM and 1 PM—2 PM
Children in Grades 1-5 are invited to join a special hands-on activity during Jet Pack Day. Learn the parts of an airplane and build a new propeller-powered model before launching it skywards. Space is limited and a program fee of $7 ($6 Members) is required in addition to Museum admission. Purchase tickets at the Gift Shop before program start time. We’ll see you there!
Event included with museum admission