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Hiller Aviation Museum

See A Real Jet Pack Fly; Hear Jet Pack Inventors & Pilots Tell Their Stories

WHAT: 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. Jet Pack Interna- tional, in conjunction with Go Fast Energy Drink, will fly a real Jet Pack, enabling a close-up view. Hear from the inventors, pilots and historians for personal vertical flying machines:

• Bill Suitor, one of the original Jet Pack pilots who flew for Bell, will talk about his experiences flying the “Buck Rodgers” device.

• Eric Scott, Current Go Fast Jet Pack Pilot • Nino Amarena, Thunder Pack inventor/pilot • Andy Filo, Inventor • Hugh Neeson, Bell Aerospace and Jet Pack Historian

The event consists of live flights, lectures, simulators, demon- strations, displays AND tryouts for "The Pi- lot Search", a reality TV show by Jet Pack International dedicated to looking for the next generation of Jet Pack pilots. Jet Pack International will have a simulator for any person over 18, and between 150-190 lbs., to attempt to pre-qualify! Tickets are $11 for adults, $7 for children ages 5-17 and seniors 65 and older and free for kids age 4 and younger. NOTE: Jet Packs, rocket belts, rocket packs and a range of similar names are de- vices 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 ac- tual functioning jet pack and its potential us- age in espionage. In the movie, the JetPack was actually piloted by Bill Suitor, who will be one of the presenters at this event. WHEN: Saturday/Sunday, 10/24 & 25 11 a.m. – 3 p.m

WHERE: Hiller Aviation Museum/San Carlos Airport 601 Skyway Road San Carlos, Calif. 94070

WHO: The Hiller Aviation Institute is a non-profit organization that brings together historical, educational and technological re- sources to create programs which increase public understanding of science and aviation and inspire new opportunities. WHY: It has been over 30 years since a Jet Pack has flown in the Bay Area so this will be a rare opportunity to get to see one fly – up close and personal. ❚

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