See also: jet-pack and jetpack

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Amazing Stories, Volume 3, Number 5, August 1928, depicting a fictional character flying with a jetpack.
Rocket Belt pilot Dan Schlund at the 2005 Melbourne Show.

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jet pack (plural jet packs)

  1. (aviation) A piece of equipment that may be strapped to a person’s back and generate vertical thrust by a downward discharge of jet fluid, thereby rendering the person capable of flight.

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  • (aviation): In formal use, one most often speaks or writes of using a jet pack; however, in informal use, it is not uncommon to hear of flying or riding a jet pack.

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jet pack m (plural jet packs)

  1. Alternative spelling of jetpack