Demonstration of rocket belt flight by pilot Harold Graham at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia
Arlington Virginia USA Date:1961, June 16 Duration:2 min 15 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Bell Aerosystems Test Pilot Harold Graham demonstrates Rocket Belt Flight backpack (Small Rocket Lifting Device, SRLD) on grounds of the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, United States. Man removes cover from the device kept on a table. Military personnel, Pentagon workers, and civilians gathered to watch the flight. Fire brigade along the flight area. Men, women and children stand behind barricaded area. Assistants strap Bell Aerosystems test pilot Harold Graham to the rocket belt flight device. He wears the rocket pack (some might call it a jet pack) on his back like a backpack and grips control handles that extend around to the front from the sides. He takes off from the ground. Two men dressed in traditional American colonial military costumes stand beside the pilot. Photographers take pictures.
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