Date: ca. 1964-1970
Country of Origin: United States of America
3-D Test: 22.9 x 25.4cm (9 x 10 in.)
Overall, fiberglass shell; nylon chin strap with non-ferrous buckle; foam strip around face opening
Manufactured by the Bill Jack Scientific Instrument Co., this helmet was worn by William P. "Bill" Suitor when he served as a Rocket Belt pilot for Bell Aerosystems from March 1964 to June 1970. He made many flights, including flights on the Bell No. 2 Rocket Belt in the collection of the National Air and Space Museum.
William Suitor donated this item to the Museum in 2004.
Gift of William P. "Bill" Suitor