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Anime & Manga
- The Penguin's umbrella from Batman.
- Tom Strong's heli-pack.
- In S.H.I.E.L.D. (2010), the Marvel Universe version of Leonardo da Vinci goes one step more retro with the Ornithopter Pack◊, which overlaps with Winged Humanoid.
- Spirou and Fantasio: Fantasio invents one of these to win a competition in "Spirou et les Héritiers".
- Lex Luthor in the 1929 story of Superman & Batman: Generations Series 1.
- Robota in Planet Terry has a built-in helicopter pack that she uses to save Planet Terry from falling.
- Parodied in Mortadelo y Filemón, as a sort of parachute carried by Filemon that is manually operated using a crank and of course does not serve to stop his fall
- In Tales of a Reset Mind, Joy uses one of this to escape the Memory Dump in Part Two.
- Sleeper: Miles tries to escape from the police by donning a Helicopter Pack and flying away. It doesn't work very well.
- The Whisperer in Darkness (2011): the aliens wear an engine pack with vibrating wings to pursue the protagonist in his biplane.
- Agent Cody Banks: Cody uses the Solotrek XFV (below), although the scenes in the movie were produced by special effects.
Live Action TV
- The MythBusters built one in season four, but couldn't get it to lift off.
- Fate Accelerated Edition sample character Dr. Bethesda Flushing's mobility-enhancing Experimental Helo Pack stunt, as prominently seen in her image on the back cover.
- Hero Factory: Rotor
- In the UK in the 1970s, the Palitoy Action Man (the equivalent of GI Joe for Americans) had the highly desirable TurboCopter backpack.
- The G.I. Joe "Adventure Team" line had one. This was part of a shared "power-pack" accessory: you got the battery-powered pack, and you could attach things like the helicopter as well as drills and saws (for rescues), signal lights, etc. The Adventure Team also featured a character called "Mike Power: Atomic Man" (a Captain Ersatz of The Six Million Dollar Man), who could fly with helicopter blades attached to his bionic hand.
- The Real American Hero line has had a couple of these as well.
- Transformers: Action Masters Bumblebee came with a helicopter pack (appropriately named "Heli-Pack") that transformed into a cannon.
- Egon Spengler, of The Real Ghostbusters, had one within the "Power Pack Heroes" line.
- The Police Academy toyline had a thief named Claw (no, not that one) who used one of these in his getaways. The Joker later got this accessory when Kenner made their "Batman: The Dark Knight Collection" line.
- Roderick Hero of the early Activision game H.E.R.O. wore one of these.
- Clank becomes one in the Ratchet & Clank games.
- Spawnable in Scribblenauts by typing "Helibackpack".
- The weak point of the Baron K. Roolenstein of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.
- A player-usable one appears in the second Dark Castle game.
- 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.
- Nitori uses one in the Touhou Fighting Game, Hopeless Masquerade... which is a little weird since she could fly on her own.
- Skullgirls: Painwheel can use her Buer Drive's blades like helicopter rotors to fly.
- The Sligs from Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee use a small variant that is attached to their lower spine and is controlled by two joysticks.
- In League of Legends, winged character Kayle has a skin option (Riot Kayle) that replaces her wings with helicopter rotors.
- 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 Bros.: in the episode "Hate Floats" Brock Sampson and Phantom Limb try out a couple of these.
- As pictured, in Generator Rex one of Rex's mechanical constructs is the Boogie Pack◊ wich is capable of using part of its turbine to attack or grab an enemy. And was even enhanced with rocket launchers by Upgrade in the crossover with Ben 10.
- Black Knight eventually gains a similar version near the end of the series.
- 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.
- The Kopterpack from Spiral Zone.
- Airwave, the Communications Officer from C.O.P.S., used one. Vowels, a character from the canceled third wave of the action figure line, would have had one too.
- Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. After the defeat of his Humongous Mecha in "Sticky Situation", Taotie produces his Simple Staff from which blades appear and spin menacingly. Rather than attack Po however, he just holds it up in the air and takes off promising We Will Meet Again...until his improvised helicopter crashes because his slacker son forgot to grease the mechanism.
- Needless to say Those Wacky Nazis worked on the concept with the Heliofly. One of the Awesome, but Impractical weapons covered in My Tank is Fight by Zack Parsons.
- The Martin Jetpack. It's the first practical Helicopter Backpack in history and it's near-production, with first units ready this year and more basic ones as soon as 2016. Basically, I Want My Jetpack is on the verge of becoming a real option for the rich among us.
- The Solotrek XFV. Showed up on the big screen in Agent Cody Banks, but an incident during testing grounded it.