When Wendell Moore made his 20 th (tethered) flight, something awefull happened. The tether broke, Wendell rapidly taken down on a concrete floor. That was on February 17, 1961 . Wendell selected Harold M. Graham to be his successor in testing the belt. Harold made his first tethered flight on March1, 1961, becoming the Worlds First Rocketbelt pilot who made it without strings and wings a short time later. Hal "His Eminence" Graham attended the first and second Rocketbelt conventions, flying in with his own Piper airplane with his girlfriend Milly. They were such nice people to talk with. Hal has a lot of humor. He sadly passed away on Oktober 22, 2009, collecting his real wings.