Harold "Hal" Graham, who is credited with designing and flying
the original jet pack, was found dead in Crossville, Tennessee on
October 22nd. Graham was "in his 70's."
Jet Pack Based On Graham
Graham was an engineer who developed
the jet pack in the early 1960's even demonstrating his "Bell
Rocket" to President Kennedy in 1961. He also showed it to
representatives of the Pentagon.
Television station WTVF in Nashville reports that Graham was an
avid aviator who's life revolved around the airport. He had most
recently been owner and operator of Cumberland Air Charter in
Crossville, his hometown. Funeral arrangements are pending.