Jett is the main protagonist of the South-Korean animated series, Super Wings, as the episodes usually revolve around him delivering a package to a child somewhere in the world, then assisting the recipient with something they have to do. Jett is always eager to go make deliveries. Being still a little plane, he also enjoys playing with his friends Dizzy, Donnie, and Jerome very much. He is also very sympathetic when children need help, but he always needs additional help from one of the other Super Wings to fix everything up or, at times, to save himself from a sticky situation, like in "Gorilla Band" or in "Follow that Ghost".

History with the Macy's Parade

In 2017, everyone's favorite robot-plane, Jett, reached extraordinary new heights as he took on a new form transforming into a giant character helium balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In his larger-than-life configuration to match his personality, Jett became the widest balloon in that year's Parade, with a wingspan of 39 feet wide, a record which the balloon held the record for the time of his appearance, surpassing the 38-foot wide Trolls balloon. The debut of Jett also marked the first time that a South Korean balloon appeared in the Parade. The balloon is also notable for being the shortest giant helium balloon at the time, standing at only 31-feet tall.

Jett was one of the widest balloons in modern times, and as such was one of most difficult balloons to fly. In 2017, one of Jett's wings and one of the handling lines from Jett's right arm became snagged on tree branches just before step-off but was luckily freed with no damage done to the balloon. In 2018 and 2019, Jett's right arm had to be bent by his handlers in order to prevent it from getting snagged by a lamppost by the high winds of those year's Parades. During the latter of which, a large gust of wind pushed Jett to the left when turning a corner. This caused a male balloon handler to lose grip of his handling bone, and fall onto the pavement. He suffered an elbow and knee injury.

The Jett balloon was retired following its appearance in the 2019 Parade.

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