Jump Jet, Early Jet Pack Demonstration Footage (1966)

Early jet pack demonstration footage is featured in this archived 1966 British Pathé short video clip titled Jump Jet. The video shows a man in a white suit being strapped into a jet pack during some sort of press conference, demonstrating the jet pack in action and then racing a Grand Prix race car down the Brands Hatch racetrack in Kent, UK. We have previously written about other British Pathé archived videos.

Note: one of the men attending to the astronaut has ‘Bell Aerosystems / Textron / Rocket Belt Team‘ on the back of his jacket – presumably the makers or developers of the invention.

Jump Jet - British Pathé (1966)

via British Pathé

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