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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



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

Jetpack America Newport Beach - 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 this idea for over 50 years! (see our blog article showing the early jet pack that flew into the Olympics opening ceremony HERE)

 

While these "rocket jet packs" certainly look cool, they fail extraordinarily in usability and practicality. The U.S military famously rejected the original jet pack system designed by Bell systems in the 1950s due to the pilot only being able to carry enough fuel for a 20-30 second flight. This lack of usability persists today. It's a physics problem: flight without the assistance of lift (e.g. airplane wings) is very inefficient. Also, there are very few fuel sources and engines that are practical for jet pack designs. All this gear weighs a ton, further limiting flight time and usability. The final problem is that in order to have a longer flight, you need more fuel and the more fuel you carry, the more you fuel burn trying to fly, still leading to a short flight...Whoa! (Keanu Reeves "Mind-Blown" Pic HERE!)

 

No matter the challenges, something inside us continues to crave the freedom of personal flight. We were in need of a new way of thinking about how to propel the pilot: Enter Ray Li. Ray Li is the genius that came up with the profound idea to use water to power a jet pack. He built the original water powered jet packs under the name of JetLev (now defunct). Ray Li was the first to engineer a way to push water up a hose and through a jet pack that could be flown for hours, controlled easily and was safe (No flames, which might be loss for cool points, but a definite bonus for keeping all your limbs intact). The JetLev water powered jet packs forever changed the landscape of personal flight. 

 

Hydroflight is now the all-encompassing term used to describe a water powered personal flight device. To get an idea of how hydroflight works, check out our "How Hydroflight Works Diagram" HERE. There are now several companies making various hydroflight devices, like jetboards, jetbikes, jetpacks and "hoverboards" (See Buyer's Guide for more info). Hydroflight kits that are ready to attach to almost any personal watercraft (SeaDoo, JetSki, WaveRunner, Honda) now cost as little as $3495 in the Jetpack America Shop and can be installed in less than an hour. The invention of hydroflight has allowed Jetpack America to give flight lessons to over 20,000 people at their rental locations in Las Vegas and San Diego. Hydroflight is here to stay! It is a rapidly growing sport and recreational activity and will continue to be the only accessible outlet for people to experience the freedom and thrill of flying through the air under their own guidance. See you in the skies!  

 


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