About the Film

We don’t have to peer long into history to discover our passionate pursuit for flight. From Icarus melting his wings as he soared too close to the sun, the innovative drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci to the fantastic tales of Jules Verne – we have always reached for the skies. However the most ground breaking and dangerous invention for self-flight proved to be the Rocket Belt.

ROCKET COMPULSION is the story of a tenacious Australian Pilot, David Mayman, as he strives to achieve his childhood dream of building and free-flying his very own Rocket Belt, only to discover he faces a nearly impossible task. After years of testing and building his own Rocket Belt with the world’s leading Rocket Belt engineers – Nelson Tyler and William Suitor – David is risking life and limb to become the world’s next Rocketman. ROCKET COMPULSION takes the audience on a ride that shows point blank why less people have flown Rocket Belts than have walked on the Moon.

Fun Facts

20 litres of fuel is used in 28 seconds

The belt reaches over 700 degrees Celsius

The Rocket Belt weighs 34 kilos without fuel

The fuel has to be a minimum of 90% hydrogen peroxide

You have to keep your feet rigid when flying because you can change your flight path.