Johnny Jetpack will take to the skies at Gasworks Park Sat. Oct. 1 at 3:00 pm.
If you haven’t been to a launch before, this is a must-see event, certain to amuse, edify, and entertain the whole family. Here’s a description from Nathan Arnold, the genius behind Johnny:
Johnny Jetpack is a 7 and a half foot tall puppet/dummy attached to a giant water rocket backpack. When launched, he obtains heights of 70-90 feet and speeds of 50+ miles per hour in about one second. He then plummets earthward in a dramatic fashion. This plummet includes a complex system of “parachute for Jetpack”, pilot ejection, screams and flailing limbs, and on-board explosion with head detachment.
See theJJP web site for more info.