Skywalker Goes Acrobatics Show with Chaoyang Theatre Spectacle!

We are proud to announce that we had made a decision to team up with a certain big stage production in the city of Beijing. It was all a combination of hard work, luck and a great team on both ends that made this prospect possible. While we are still in the stages of development in using our jet pack technology on a big theatre stage in the city. We are confident and ready to announce our partner of business, which is the incredible, the amazing, the unbelievable Chaoyang Theatre Acrobatics Show, in the proud Chinese capital.

Our meting with the Beijing Acrobatic Troupe was a mere coincidence while we were looking for shows that could be suitable with the Skywalker technology. We needed something big, so that we could have a change in making it big. Naturally we headed for the biggest there is, which is of course the prestigious Chaoyang Theatre. They are known to be the best acrobatics in the country, and well famous not just on a national but on an international level. Someone who had experience with foreigners. And that of course was the missing spice that made this all possible.

Acrobatic Show with Jetpacks

With our previous encounters with theatres, they knew little what to do with the offer. Therefore giving an element of uncertainty that we were not happy with it. We wanted to talk contracts, action and aspiration towards something that has never happened in the history of China. As we approached the Chaoyang district, we were filled with hopes and believed that this might very well be our last opportunity in Beijing.

First we simply watched the acrobatic show, and were very impressed. You could see that they had covered all traditional aspects of the performing art in every detail. You could say, that their show was perfect. As an extra spice, they had a motorcycle feat where they would ride around in a huge cage with a dozen or so motorcycles. This was great, but was lacking power. We could just feel how they wanted to make something huge as a grand final of the show, but at the same time something was missing. Perhaps they felt it too, but our best bet was that if they had realised that they needed something more. Evolution to jet packs was just a natural step in the evolution of the stage performance.

Performing Acrobat

Luckily thanks to May Tours we had no problems with the language barrier, and they also had some English speaking staff. But even without a common language, we could feel as the eyes of the manager were glowing in excitement. And that was the very look we were looking for. The people were just amazing, so kind and served us the greatest tea we have ever had in our lives. We felt proud of achieving this far, and having found a receiving end that would appreciate us.

The conversation went swiftly, and our minds were flying with imagination when thinking what different things we could do with the jet packs. Already Chaoyang Theatre had a image of “flying acrobatics”, which is the name of the show. It felt like destiny to actually make their acrobatics truly flying with our jet packs. Simply put, we could not be more thrilled about this opportunity and wanted to share the beginning of a long story with you all. How it ends, is now up to us as a team. And that’s something we have learned in China, that just like in communism everything is a group sport.

Lifting up Humanity, now with acrobatics show in China!

Skywalker Jet Packs Manager & chief,

Rich Herron

Jet Pacs in Chinese Performing Opera Arts

We have been contacted by a Chinese big stage production company, but we are unable to enclose the name at this time. They have kindly requested us to collaborate in China for various performing arts venues. Naturally we felt honoured as stage productions are something we have been dreaming of for quite some time. While practical uses are our main priority, obviously jet pacs are highly useful for different kinds of entertainment venues as well.

So we set out to the big capital of China, to Beijing in search for different posibilities and negotiations. But we needed to set our minds on the country and learn something about Chinese culture. We take our work very seriously, and understanding the culture setting that you are going to be engaging in is exremely important. That’s why we hooked up with a local Beijing tour guide who would show us the ropes. Obviously we will have to teach the Chinese for example how to use the jetpacs, and how to do maintenance work. For this, we are happy to have found the lovely May Tours that have been like a friend for us showing how to engage ourselves in the local business community. Everything was so different with characters that we could not read everywhere. This made us think twice before setting our foot outside.. for this, we needed an expert private tour guide.

Peking Opera Performer Huguang GuildIt has been tradition that once you set your feet on a new country, one of the first things to do is go and see something very traditional. This is to lay out the foundations for the understanding of a country and also gives you something interesting to talk about in business meatings. Not to look like an ignorant foreigner of course! We could think of no other than the art of Peking Opera as they call it. Which is an ancient old opera form that has originated form all over China and put together from the different forms here in the capital of Beijing. Also known as Beijing Opera, we heard that the most classic and tradition orientated performance would be at the Huguang Guild Hall. So before we went, we booked our Guild Hall Tickets and set out for the experience of our lives. Our minds were curious and ears wide open, which is needed in such an exotic destination with everything so new!

While we had an amazing night, the nonsurprising thought was that Chinese opera is not really suitable for jet pacs but the show was amazing. It was mostly about singing, music and coreography. While understandably it is not for everyone, it made our imagination fly to an ancient land in Beijing. Definitely worth it and made us understand a little bit more about what kind of curious culture these people come from. Interestingly thought we seemed to enjoy it more than our guide, who was originally from Shanghai. Anyway, we had a great time and we feel that we have a touch to what China is all about. Which is not just eating, although that was also something we did and enjoyed tremendously.

Obviously for finding good use for our Jetpacks in Chinese shows, we needed something bigger and a little bit more western that needed a flashy scene. This was of course, our next quest after enjoying some delicious dumplings and having a good rest at our hotel of course..!

Rich Herron

The Future of Jet Packs

We’ve always had practicality in mind when we designed the jet packs for our customers. It’s not just some dream about creating future technology for the sake of it. Instead, we always wanted that our technology would have commonplace use in everyday life situations. For that, the price had to be pushed down too and while we still have quite a way to go, the first models have been a success. That has motivated us to do even better in the future, going down with cost and going up with usefulness.

So what it the future of Jet packs is the question everyone is asking. For us, as just explained, it’s all about what uses can it have in the future. To find out what people would do if they would have a jet pack was surveyed and the results were simply amazing. This gave us a lot of insight and prospects for the future of what we could do with modern technology.

While part of the results remain a bit of a secret for the sake of competition, we do want to share some of it. Slowly, slowly as companies start using our products more and more. There have been some collaborations with companies and even some bigger corporations. But for the future, we can see an increase of use within more or less ordinary users. While not exactly “home use”, we have been finding some very interesting applications to our inventive career.

Hold on tight and get ready for the revolution of jet packs!

Collaboration is the Sky

With years of development behind us, and with both failure and success. If something we have learned over these longs and at times enduring years is that collaboration is really the limit of success. We would have never made it this far with the “Jet Packs” project, if we wouldn’t have collaborated with amazing minds and engineers from all over the world. From China, Japan, to South Korea to all over the Americas. People have been extremely helpful with helping out and giving us a hand. Without these people we would be way behind in all our projects.

As the new year has passed and we are already planning new heights for our projects in 2015. I want to wish a warm and happy new year to everyone. Thanks for supporting us, and please follow us and read our blog to get to know what the future holds for all of us!

Sincere regards,
Rich Herron

Lifting up Humanity

We have recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the invention of the ground braking Skywalker Jet Pack technology. Yes, it’s been an incredible ten years and jet packs have become an ordinary part of human technology. Helping out in many different aspects of life. In fact, we have been very surprised of all the different and innovative ways people have been using these jet packs!

That’s why we thought it was about time to turn a new leaf and introduce our customers some of these great inventions, and innovations. Of course, we are no longer the only ones roaming the jet pack industry which has further escalated the development of these devices. Some of us have moved on to new things already, some have stayed. Either way, it is now more than ever up to users to create the end result of this brilliant technology.

Let’s get right down to it, shall we!

Your friend and Skywalker founder,
Rich Herron