Born in Mexico City on May 26th 1954, he is a Mexican scientist and inventor with a lifelong obsession with jet packs, this inspired him to invent the Rocket Belt. Juan Lozano’s company Tecnologia Aeroespacial Mexicana sells the Rocket Belt for and other rocket propelled wonders for a steep price. According to their website, founder Juan Manuel Lozano has been working with hydrogen peroxide propulsion systems since 1975.
Juan Lozano was a very intelligent misunderstood child who had a large love for Chemistry and physics. Juan himself admitted that he was not a big fan of school as a young man because they did not always teach him what he wanted to learn. Young Juan would skip school to work as a helper in a garage for racing cars that is where he learned to weld paint and work on fiberglass. That is the place he learned to modify engines for high speed racing. This began his life long obsession with building rocket powered extreme machines.
In 1974 at the age of 19 he built a Gluhareff pulse jet engine , with this engine he built a jet powered kart, when he started it all the neighbors came out to see what happened because the sound was like a giant plumber torch, this engine when fired became incandescent and it was not as powerful as a rocket so because of its lack of power he decided go back to working with rockets. In 1979 he got his commercial pilots license he loved flying and he had flown all kinds of machines like hang gliders, paraplanes, gyrocopter, helicopter, all kinds of planes including aerobatic planes.
From 1981 to 1983 he built the famous “Cascafita” jet boat that won for three years the “Marathon del Rio Balsas” race in his category until it was sunk after a crash. He designed and built an aerobatic airplane that later was sold as the Bradley Aerobat. He then started his love affair with the Rocket belt it has been his most important project to date. He is also currently working on a rocket kart, a rocket motorcycle and a rocket car with a steam rocket but his priority number one is to invest everything into the rocket belts project.
Juan Manuel Lozano is also a very proud father so proud that he made a pink Rocket Belt for his daughter Isabel Lozano. Isabel in Cuernavaca, México at the age of 29 flew a Rocket Belt for the first time on Aug. 11, 2006. She was the first woman in the world to do so and the event was witnessed by millions of TV spectators.
Juan Manuel Lozano’s company Tecnologia Aeroespacial Mexicana has a really great website that goes into everything he is currently working on. This website is completely in English so don’t worry if you cannot read Spanish.
He is also on twitter if you ever want to follow him. I know I do!