The Guardians of the Galaxy used the Aero-Rigs in order to fight the Abilisk, with Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon using them to distract the monster and orbit the creature, giving Gamora the chance she needed to kill it.
Eventually, Rocket gave Yondu Udonta his last Aero-Rig so he could escape the dying planet. Yondu Udonta put on the device and rescued Star-Lord, flying both of them to safety, but dying in the process due to accessing the vacuum of space unprotected.
Aero-Rigs utilizes a wide array of capabilities.
- Size-Altering: Aero-Rigs can be shrunk down into a thick disk that is located on the user's back and can materialize and dematerialize between forms in a similar fashion to Star-Lord's Helmet.
- Propulsion: Aero-Rigs can propel the user into the air and allow them to seamlessly hover and fly using its rocket thruster. It does not appear to be limited by altitude, allowing a user to fly into space, though they would need proper isolation from it to survive it.