The Great American Jet Pack: The Quest for the Ultimate Individual Lift Device

The Great American Jet Pack: The Quest for the Ultimate Individual Lift Device

Steve Lehto

For a number of many years, jet packs in every single place: on Gilligan’s Island, misplaced in Space, Thunderball, and even the hole rite of the 1984 Olympics. Inventors promised we’d all be flying with them now, permitting us to zoom round easily within the sky and getting us to paintings with no site visitors jams and trains. What occurred to the jet pack?


In The nice American Jet Pack, Steve Lehto offers us the definitive heritage of this and comparable units, explaining how the know-how arose, the way it works, and why we don’t have them in our garages today.


These person elevate units, as they have been blandly categorized by means of the govt. males who financed a lot in their improvement, replied man’s wish to easily step outdoor and take flight. No runways, no wings, no pilot’s license have been required. hovering throughout the air with the wind on your face and touchdown at any place there has been room to stand—could this be done? Yes, it may be, and it was.


But the jet pack used to be possibly the main overpromised expertise of all time. From the rocket belt to the jet belt to the flying platform and the entire option to Yves Rossy’s 21st-century unfastened flights utilizing a jet-powered wing, this e-book profiles the inventors and pilots, the hucksters and cheats, the businessmen and infantrymen who have been concerned with those machines. And it eventually tells an exceptional American tale of a know-how whose promise might, at some point, but come to fruition.

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