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Rocketbelt Pilots Manual by William P Suitor. The rocketbelta device designed by Bell Aerosystems in the 1960s to be a tactical rescue vehicle for the United States Armyis described here for the first time by one of the machines original test pilots. Covering everything from service and fuelling to step-by-step directions for use, the guide also includes an in-depth technical background of the flying device and a detailed, easily accessible explanation of the science behind jet propelled flight. Accompanied with photos of each distinct component of the machine and an explanation as to how the parts relate to one another, this unique guide answers more than four decades worth of questions on the rocketbelt and ultimately encapsulates the sheer excitement of flight from a man who experienced it firsthand. 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. Chapters are;
A brief history of the rocket belt
Other rocket belt developments
Rocket relationships
Rocket fuel hydrogen peroxide
The engine
Evolution of the rocket belts controls
The corset and straps
Fuel system
The throttle
The timer
Basic flight maneuvers
Pre flight checks
Fueling the belt
The tether system
Free flight
Fine tuning your flights
A nice demo flight

Softcover, 108 pages, 175mm x 255mm, b&w photos, brand new. Check out my other listings for more books Im happy to combine postage where possible. Pickup is at Seddon. Please click here to ask a question
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