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An alternative to the Jet Pack, basically an Awesome Backpack with Helicopter blades.

See also Future Copter.

Examples of Helicopter Pack include:

Anime & Manga

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX's manga has Elemental Hero Stratos, who has rotor/wing hybrids.

Comic Books




Video Games

  • The hero of stone-age video game H.E.R.O. wore one of these.
  • Clank becomes one in the Ratchet and Clank games.
  • Spawnable in Scribblenauts by typing "Helibackpack".
  • The weak point of the Baron K. Roolenstein of Donkey Kong Country 3.
  • A player usable one appears in the second game of the Dark Castle series of Macintosh games.
  • The hero of Blade Force uses one of these.
  • Mini Robot Wars: During the second episode, many of the land-based Mooks get one, allowing them to become Airborne Mooks.
  • The first boss of Bug! (a giant snail) has a variant of this, where it retracts into its shell and helicopter blades come out of the top.
  • The Barrier Soldiers in Area 5 of Bionic Commando.

Web Comics

  • Girl Genius has a steampunk-version hybrid between this and Jet Pack, referred to as 'The Flight Raiment of King Darius the Incandescent'. Mk 2, of course. Used by Zola to escape from Castle Heterodyne.

Western Animation

  • Inspector Gadget has one of these on his head.
  • In The Tick, the quartet of Swiss thieves wore giant Swiss army knives on their backs, with deployable helicopter blades for flight.
  • Jack Spicer from Xiaolin Showdown has a helicopter pack, he got it as a present when he turned evil.
  • The Venture Brothers: in the episode "Hate Floats" Brock Sampson and Phantom Limb try out a couple of these.
  • The Boogie Pack from Generator Rex.
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Rainbow Dash's pet tortoise Tank is fitted with one at the end of "May The Best Pet Win".
  • The Rahaga in Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows. It's non-canon, but the filmmakers thought it would look cooler than having them climb everywhere. Their toys use these "packs" (actually Rhotuka spinners) as projectiles, so they're not really part of their anatomy.

Real Life