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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)

Recent Hydroflight Articles



LOCALE Magazine - First Timer's Guide - Jetlev

Jerry Smith - Friday, January 27, 2012
BY ERIN ROSE BELAIR "I was dreaming of the moist, slightly salty air and the breeze pushing the waves to the shore, and then I took a step into the water, but my toes didn’t reach the sand. I was walking on the water, and then flying above the bay in Newport Beach. I looked down. Wait, this isn’t a dream . . . I am actually flying! This is really happening, thanks to the guys at Jetlev. Jetlev, an innovative flight company that utilizes the technology of water propulsion used in jet ski’s, are making dreams a reality: human flight is now possible. Lucky us, they are operating one of their few locations out of our very own Newport Beach. I was a bit skeptical heading out that morning. The marine layer hadn’t quite burned off, and as I was climbing into my wet suit, I wondered: what am I getting myself into this time? I have a genuine desire to try just about anything once, but taking flight with a jetpack? I’m hoping Marty McFly will be there giving helpful hints. Family and friends gathered warm and safe on the sand, sipping coffee, ready to watch the spectacle as we headed over to bayside beach by boat. I started to get a little nervous. I really had no idea what to expect. So, our dashing instructor sat me down and explained all the science behind what I was about to experience. He assured me, first and foremost, that the Jetlev is in fact safe. They spent years designing and redesigning the device to ensure you are taken care of during your flight. The pack functions on a simple system of water propulsion. The Jetlev boat (a little pod unit that follows you) sucks up the water, and then delivers it through a thirty-five foot flexible hose, and then pushes the water out of the nozzles on your jetpack, sending you cruising through the air. In flight, you use a hand throttle and very small upper body movements to control and navigate yourself. I got myself strapped in like the Rocketeer, buckled my helmet and thought, “let’s do this!” So, there I was, wading in the murky waters of the bay trying to move in my new exoskeleton. I had completely forgotten about the cold altogether. Adrenaline pumping through my body I tried to remember what the instructor said on the beach: Water propulsion? Throttle? What did he say? I started to panic. Then suddenly I heard his voice in my helmet like a savior from above. “Hello, Erin can you hear me?” Oh thank god. The entire time you are in flight you are never alone. The instructor on the beach has full communication with you as you follow his partner on a jet ski in front of you. I settled back into my helmet and harness and I felt the pack turn on, rumbling beneath the water. “Okay, Erin here we go,” I heard in my ear. We took a few practice laps around the bay, and I learned how to control myself and stabilize the flight. The instructor from the beach has full control over the throttle, so I had the chance to really learn how to move and groove. We started down low while slowly bringing my body out of the water. The first time I came out of the water, time seemed to stand still. I was flying, not high yet, but no doubt I was flying. It was sublime in that way that you are both terrified and floored by the magnificence at the same time. I was sure they could see my smile from the beach. A few face dives into the water later, and I was trolling around the bay like I was born for this. After twenty minutes I headed in to recharge before taking my next crack at it. I watched from the beach as my flight comrade soared to new heights. “I can do that, I can totally do that,” I thought to myself. My second time out I was given control of the throttle and found myself flying out of the water at around fifteen feet. The highest you can go is 35 feet, but I already felt like I was on top of the world. I think the hardest part was keeping myself stable, and trying not to overcompensate when I veered off course. It took a lot of concentration to control myself at first but once I started to feel confident, the sensation I experienced was like that of flying in dreams. The second time I went out, I was also joined by Jenavieve, my sister and photographer. She climbed onto the back of the jet ski to snap a few choice photos of this fiasco. She kept urging me to go higher, go higher, but I was clinging to the throttle for dear life and doing my best not to lose balance. I often have dreams of flying, but I never thought in my life I would have the chance to actually feel that way. The jets are roaring behind you and pushing you through the morning. The wind in my hair and the water passing beneath me was exhilarating. I felt every part of my body with more awareness, all my senses heightened. I couldn’t believe this was possible, and just right down the street from my house. When the time came, I reluctantly steered my way back towards shore to ample applause and Jenavieve in complete hysterics. She thinks it’s funny whenever I have to wear a helmet in our adventures. I unbuckled and took off my hysterical helmet, standing on the beach like a Viking. I was proud of myself. Soaking wet and a bit worse for the wear, I was smiling from ear to ear. I don’t know the last time I had this much fun. Now, it’s your turn to make those dreams come true. Located at 2600 Newport Blvd., Suite 122, Newport Beach, CA 92663 on the Balboa peninsula. Jetlev are open year round and take appointments for two different flight times, 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Your adventure will consist of ample preparation and two twenty-minute flights. If you take a group of four you get discounted rates and tons of laughs. Jetlev-ing truly was the experience of a lifetime. Days before I was asked to be a part of this mission, I had never even heard of it, and now I can’t stop spreading the word. I have told everyone I know to go give this thing a spin. It is the perfect gift for birthdays or an anniversary. Ladies, your man will be thrilled if you give him the gift of flight! So walk, run, fly, or click your way over to the wonderful folks at Jetlev Southwest. Visit jetlevsouthwest.com for all booking and flight information."


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