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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)

In the News...

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)

Jetboard Latest

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)

Recent Hydroflight Articles



Jetlev Cerftified Flight Instructor (CFI) Training

Jerry Smith - Thursday, February 23, 2012
Jetlev Southwest now offers training for the Jetlev Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) program, which will give individuals the certification to fly the Jetlev R200 Water-Powered Jetpack and instruct others to fly it as well. Jetlev equipment and training systems have been designed from the outset to make it easy to operate, but it is still very important that instructors and students take Jetlev flying very seriously and understand the best practices in flying, maintenance and commercial operations in order to maximize enjoyment of the sport, and to minimize the risks of injuries or property damage. Jetlev Flight Training encompasses both flying skills and flight instructor skills, and is one of the three modules of our training program which also include Product Training (theory, design and construction) and Commercial Operations Management (business models, facilities, site selection, policies and procedures). First aid and CPR certification from an accredited authority such as the Red Cross is a pre-requisite. The course takes place over five days and includes three (3) two-hour classroom training sessions on Jetlev theory, product knowledge, and commercial operations management; and five (5) 3-hour practical sessions at the water held in groups of three individuals. Early lessons take the student through hands-on instructions at the launch ramp, the water’s edge, flying, observations and discussions, followed by cleaning and maintenance instructions. Later lessons cover operation of training equipment and learning how to instruct, practicing on an experienced pilot. Still later, instructors play the role of difficult students who create “situations” to test and teach the new instructors how to handle them properly. A CFI level I certification indicates that the pilot has sufficient skills and knowledge to transport, handle, operate and instruct others to fly. They have good flying and instructing skills but they are expected to gain additional experience and hone their skills through practice. They are also expected to properly maintain Jetlev systems, including basic diagnostics and parts replacement. When a CFI level I has gained sufficient experience, he/she returns to the Academy to be tested and certified for CFI level II, the recognition of a professional instructor of the highest order, allowing the instructor to train paying customers in a commercial operation. Product training and commercial operations training are separate modules with their own training manuals. 1.      Enrollment Prerequisites You must be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language. You must be reasonably fit, have no health conditions that would make you unfit to fly, be a good swimmer and not be afraid of heights. For Certified Flight Instructors, you must produce proof of First Aid and CPR certification from an accredited training organization such as the Red Cross. 2.      Flight Training Course Objectives The student will obtain the aeronautical skills and experience necessary to meet the requirements of a Certified Flight Instructor Level I (CFI-1) for Jetlev jetpack systems. All CFI students are expected to learn and participate in all aspects of Jetlev operations, including transport, site evaluation, set-up, launch, knock-down, pre-trip and pre-flight checklists, flying, instructing others, emergency maneuvers, remote throttle control, cleaning, flushing, and basic maintenance. 3.      Flight Training Course Completion Standards The student will demonstrate through flight tests and knowledge tests the necessary aeronautical skill and experience for a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI-1) for Jetlev systems. 4.      Flight Training Syllabus The flight training will be accomplished over several days. Average rate of student learning are offered as a guide to the instructor. Times used on individual lessons and stages may be adjusted to meet individual student needs and aptitudes, but will also take into account the benefits of group observations and discussions. Above average students may require less time to meet lesson, stage, or course completion standards, but must meet at least the average times specified below. Average total CFI flight training course “at-water” times:                           Approximately 5 hours of on-water training per person plus 10 hours of interactive training with other group members over the course of 5 days.


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