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FlyDive To Be Featured Sport at Red Bull Air Race, San Diego

 Thursday, April 06, 2017

 

(REBLOG FROM FLYDIVE.COM) We are excited to announce that FlyDIve is an official, high profile, featured sport at the 2017 Red Bull Air Race in San Diego, California! FlyDive will be showcased in front of hundreds of thousands of spectators during the two-day event. The Red Bull Air Race will be recorded and broadcast to millions of people around the globe, creating a tremendous opportunity to show the world how exciting this fast growing sport of hydroflight is becomin ...(READ MORE)
(REBLOG FROM FLYDIVE.COM) We are excited to announce that FlyDIve is an official, high profile, featured sport at the 2017 Red Bull Air Race in San Diego, California! FlyDive ...(READ MORE)

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Jetpack America Featured Live on CW6 in San Diego

 Tuesday, March 21, 2017

 

(http://www.sandiego6.com/flydive-spring-jetpack-america-mission-bay/) http://www.sandiego6.com/flydive-spring-jetpack-america-mission-bay/ We were very excited to welcome the CW6, San Diego news team to our Jetpack America rental location at Mission Bay Sportcenter. They were doing segments on some of the awesome things that San Diego has to offer to people visiting during spring break. At the top of that list, is a fun-filled day flying our FlyDive  ...(READ MORE)
(http://www.sandiego6.com/flydive-spring-jetpack-america-mission-bay/) http://www.sandiego6.com/flydive-spring-jetpack-america-mission-bay/ We were very ex ...(READ MORE)

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FlyDive, Inc. Acquires Hydroflight Rental Operators SoCal Hydrosports and AquaFlyboarding

 Thursday, April 06, 2017

 

(REBLOG FROM FLYDIVE.COM) SAN DIEGO, CA, March 22, 2017 – FlyDive, a leading hydroflight lifestyle company, which manufactures the X-Board hydroflight device, operates rental flight centers and produces world-class hydroflight shows and events, today announced the acquisition of SoCal Hydrosports and AquaFlyboarding, sister companies offering hydroflight experience rentals and product sales in Southern California and Arizona, for an undisclosed sum. Founded i ...(READ MORE)
(REBLOG FROM FLYDIVE.COM) SAN DIEGO, CA, March 22, 2017 – FlyDive, a leading hydroflight lifestyle company, which manufactures the X-Board hydroflight device, operates rental ...(READ MORE)

Hydro Pics

"How Hydroflight Works"-Diagram

 Friday, March 24, 2017

 

Although water jetpacks and flyboards have been around for the better part of 6 years now, the inner workings of hydroflight still baffles a lot of people. We have created this "How Hydroflight Works" diagram to help explain some of the general ideas. The system is the same for all manufacturers and devices. ZR Flyboard, FlyDive X-Board, water jetpacks, Jetovator Jetbikes, etc, etc., all operate on the same basic principles. A quick list of the concepts: 1.  ...(READ MORE)
Although water jetpacks and flyboards have been around for the better part of 6 years now, the inner workings of hydroflight still baffles a lot of people. We have created this "How  ...(READ MORE)

Featured Product

New Jetovator Jetbike Products!

 Monday, October 10, 2016

 

While hydroflight manufacturers like X-Jets, Zapata and FlyDive battle for jetpack/jetboard supremacy, Jetovator has been building a strong following with its unique devices, notably the Jetovator jetbike. The Jetovator jetbike (commonly just referred to as "the Jetovator") has been around for a few years and has proven itself as a legitimate contender for the "best hydroflight" device. While the water jetpack first captured imaginations and brought about the birth of hydro ...(READ MORE)
While hydroflight manufacturers like X-Jets, Zapata and FlyDive battle for jetpack/jetboard supremacy, Jetovator has been building a strong following with its unique devices, not ...(READ MORE)

Rider Highlight

FlyDive Athlete, Lead Engineer Ryan Lorence

 Thursday, March 23, 2017


 

When it comes to finding hydroflight’s quintessential personality, look no further than Ryan Lorence. Ryan has built a name for himself throughout hydroflight industry as an innovator and excellent teacher. He is FlyDive’s long-time lead engineer and training coordinator. The phrase “those who cannot do, teach”, however, does not apply to Ryan; he also happens to be one of the world’s best hydroflight athletes! Ryan Lorence "Rider Profile" for Hydro-Fest  ...(READ MORE)
When it comes to finding hydroflight’s quintessential personality, look no further than Ryan Lorence. Ryan has built a name for himself throughout hydroflight industry as an innovat ...(READ MORE)

Hydro Video

New Crazy "Iron Man" Jetpack Proves Hydroflight is Still the Best Form of Personal Flight

 Thursday, April 20, 2017


 

Awesome suit? Check! Sweet helmet (AND VISOR!)? Check! Flames galore? Check! Radical body armor? Check! Easy to use and fun?...Not so much :/ This new video produced by our friends at Red Bull demonstrates yet another attempt to get airborne and fly through the skies. This new contraption is just the latest iteration of the now very old idea of strapping a fuel burning pack to yourself and attempting to fly it in a controlled manner. Brave souls have been trying to perfect th ...(READ MORE)
Awesome suit? Check! Sweet helmet (AND VISOR!)? Check! Flames galore? Check! Radical body armor? Check! Easy to use and fun?...Not so much :/ This new video produced by our friends ...(READ MORE)

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Game Changers Television Shoot

Jerry Smith - Saturday, June 30, 2012
Game Changers - MasksOver June 12th and 13th, Jetlev Southwest paired up with Red 5 Studios, makers of the new FireFall video game, to film the opening episode of their new online show, Game Changers, which pits three celebrity guests against each other in real-life battles that a typical hero or heroine would encounter in today's video games, from shooting machine guns to navigating parkour courses to flying jetpacks. Game Changers ContestantsFor the jetpack episode, their hosts (Lee, Ryan and Michelle) would be flying the Jetlev and, not only that, also shooting paintball guns at floating targets and, ultimately, at each other. They were given one day to receive instruction from our team of Certified Flight Instructors to learn how to fly, then the next day they were strapped into packs mounted with the paintball guns and multiple GoPro cameras, all while wearing masks and goggles to protect them from the flying paintballs. Needless to say, it was an exciting two days! The shoot took place in Marine Stadium in Long Beach, which was rented out for the duration of the shoot, so there was plenty of room to roam and more than enough space to go high and fast. After some quick demos, the three contestants strapped in for about three or four practice flights each and they all proved to be fast learners, which was good for them, since the next day they'd be thrown into some stressful situations. Game Changes HelicopterThe filming day was a serious operation, with about 30-40 crew members, including a three-person mini-helicopter camera crew, who were responsible for capturing the sky-high perspective of the contestants as they shot up to 30 feet in the air. After the initial introductions and opening segments, the shooting moved to the water, where Jetlev Southwest president Dean O'Malley strapped into the pack to show off some of the Jetlev's capabilities, from 30+mph speed runs to extended underwater submarines and 30-foot hovers with the helicopter circling around. Game Changes Jetpack PaintballOnce the demo shots were captured, it was time to begin the competition. With bright pink, yellow and blue helmets to set the contestants apart, they donned their equipment and took their turns on the obstacle course, which included three small targets, which they were expected to hit with the control arm mounted paintball guns as they navigated around them, a bonus time break for taking the Jetlev a full 30 feet in the air and a running stopwatch capturing their total time to complete the course. Oh, and after their first two runs through the course, the other contestants were given guns of their own to shoot at the pilot to throw them off their game. Lee and Michelle went for the speed technique, simply trying to avoid getting hit by paintballs while finishing the course as quickly as possible. Ryan took the alternative route, going for the bonuses and ultimately had the best time because of his successful attempt at a 30 foot hover.The real mayhem began when two contestants were unleashed into the sky to battle it out against each other in an aquatic, jetpack duel, with both people pacing off away from each other, turning, and firing at will as they approached each other dead on. Although there were a few near misses, the first-time pilots did a great job and Ryan ended up walking away the winner after he successfully shot Lee in their battle royale. The episode is set to air later this summer, so keep an eye out for it and when you're ready to start living out your video game fantasies, book your Jetlev Flight Experience with us.

Check out the finished product of the Game Changers jetpack episode: 
 


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