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Wednesday, Sep 3 2008
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Forget the hovercraft: Where the heck are our jet packs? In this, the futuristic year 2008, you’d think we’d all be zipping around in our own private strap-on flying machines. Instead, most of us still seem to be strapped to desk chairs. At the two-day Jet Pack Show, you can get a taste of the future denied you. Actual jet packs, rocket belts, and ducted fan flying machines will be on display, and there will be two live demonstrations each day. Bill Suitor, who piloted the jet pack filmed in the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball, will talk about his experiences, and kids 18 years or older can test out a jet pack simulator. It’s been more than 30 years since a jet pack flew in the Bay Area; they can’t keep us down any longer.
Sept. 6-7, 11 a.m., 2008

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