Rocketbelt Pilot's Manual: A Guide by the Bell Test Pilot

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Apogee Books, 2009 - Science - 106 pages
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This is the first and only publication that is a true description of the "nuts and bolts", inside and outside view, "ankle bone connected to the leg bone" step-by-step account of how a rocket belt works and why it was built. It covers everything from servicing and fuelling to the actual learning step-by-step how to fly a Rocket Belt. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO ENCOURAGE ANYONE TO TRY TO BUILD ONE! It explains the science in simple layman terms. You do not need to be a "Rocket Scientist" to read, understand, and most of all, enjoy this book. It answers most of the more often asked questions I was asked in my over 45 years involvement in the project. It offers photos of each and every component of the machine, and explanation, of their relation to one another. It's the first and only autobiographical information about the most misunderstood and aspired-to means of flight.....everyones dream, to simply fly. There have been hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles written about the device and how it began but none tell the story through the eyes of the "man who wrote the book on Rocket Belt flight".

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\William P. Suitor is a rocketbelt test pilot for Bell Aerosystems who has flown over 1,200 flights without serious injury. He was also a member of the Screen Actors Guild and flew the rocketbelt for a variety of television shows and motion pictures, including The A-Team, The Fall Guy, Gilligan's Island, Lost in Space, Newhart, The Six Million Dollar Man, and Thunderball. He lives in Niagara Falls, New York.

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