This refrain has been a standard of comic books and motion pictures since the 1930's. It's no wonder that human beings are still trying to find a way to fly on their own accord. While airplanes offer flight options of the aeronautical type, the ability to propel oneself through the atmosphere is still something better left to our avian friends. Or is it?
On November 4th, 2015, Australian aviator David Mayman flew through the air, over water and around the iconic Statue of Liberty. He did so while wearing a JetPack designed by pilot and inventor Nelson Tyler. Founder of Tyler Camera Systems, Nelson Tyler has developed the first JetPack able to be employed with such successful results. This demonstration of the world's only true JetPack is a testament to the research and development of this science fiction inspired method of travel.
For many people, their first true vision of JetPack aviation came with Bill Suitor the “Rocket Man” who flew into the stadium during the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Tyler Nelson was also responsible for the design of that Rocketbelt, giving it over 900 public demonstrations. Using a real JetPack, a human being could now fly through the air like their favorite super hero on the big screen.
As a pilot, Tyler had already made over a hundred commercial flights and participated in 70 tethered training flights. It is no surprise that a love of aviation led Nelson Tyler to merge his flying experience with the visual arts. In addition to being a pilot, Nelson Tyler is a designer of helicopter camera stabilizers and video camera stabilizers for all varieties of moving vehicles. Due to his development of new technologies in the field of aerial cinematography, Nelson Tyler was awarded three Academy Awards by the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Adding to the powerful ability of first real JetPack to lift a pilot in ax extended flight, is the fact that the JB-9 is the world’s only true JetPack to be so lightweight. Even when fully fueled for fight, it can safely and easily be carried on the back of its pilot. This is an improvement over the weight of the prior Rocketbelt, able to sustain flight for only under a minute.
Perhaps it is how the world’s only true JetPack was designed that makes it so original. This first JetPack gets its power from dual “state of the art” jet turbine engines. This advanced design gives us the adventure of JetPack aviation after decades of testing and development in the JetPack design studio located in Van Nuys, California as led by Tyler Nelson.