It turns out that there are a grand total of seven individuals in the world who have made untethered rocket flights in portable devices.
That’s an EXTREMELY exclusive club.
Today’s FamilyFirst site is that of a business that provides rocketbelt flights for conventions, rock concerts, and other events.
Of course, they don’t give RIDES, but the sight of a man soaring freely, propelled by rockets, is one that invariably thrills crowds.
The rocketman is Kinnie Gibson. And he makes a good buck making appeanaces and doing his stuff.
After all, it’s not like he has much competition.
The rocket pack operates on 80% pure hydrogen peroxide, an extremely volatile substance. The necessity of such a dangerous fuel is yet another factor that keeps the number of active rocketbelt pilots so low.
Enjoy watching videos of flights, reading technical info on how it all works, and they even hint that they MIGHT be looking for additional pilots to train!
I wonder if I could fly one of those things . . .