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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)

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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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The Perfect Las Vegas-to-Death Valley Adventure Day Trip

Dean O'Malley - Sunday, March 12, 2017

Death Valley Adventure Day Trip

 

 

For many people visiting Las Vegas, a day trip to see the world-famous barren landscape of Death Valley is a must. Fortunately, the drive is only about two hours, passing through the town of Pahrump, which gives you the unique opportunity for an adventure side trip to cool off after visiting one of the hottest places on Earth. Stop off at Jetpack America to fly a water jet pack in crystal-clear Lake Spring Mountain.

 

The Drive

 

From Las Vegas, the drive to Death Valley is pretty straightforward:

 

  • -I-15 South from Las Vegas (5 miles)
  • -160 West toward Pahrump (50 miles)
  • -Left on W. Bell Vista Ave (25 miles)
  • -Right on 127, then immediate Left on 190 (40 miles)
  • -Left into Death Valley National Park
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The return trip is essentially the same route in reverse.

 

The Timing

 

If you leave early in the morning, you can beat the afternoon heat, so you’ll want to keep that in mind, since Death Valley can reach temperatures well over 120 degrees Fahrenheit (or 45 degrees Celsius).

 

The Sites in Death ValleyDante's View Death Valley

 

I would suggest Dante's View on the way in, to get the lay of the land and a tangible idea of what sort of place Death Valley is, and the vastness and natural diversity. Dante's View is 5475 ft above sea level, and you will be looking down at Badwater, 282 ft below sea level, and across the Valley at the Panamint range where the high point is over 11,000 ft.

 

Go to Zabriskie Point next. After that, I'd suggest passing the Badwater junction for now and going up 190 to Furnace Creek, where the park visitor center is, which is less than a mile from the junction. This is where you can pay your park entrance fee if you did not do so earlier at one of the automated kiosks (or don't have an annual Federal outdoor recreation pass for people planning to visit many national parks or monuments).

 

Devil's Golf CourseFurnace Creek is also where the resorts are, where you’ll find a small museum mainly about borax, a general store, restaurants, and a saloon. The general store sells postcards and souvenirs (some of which you might find at the park visitor center for less). There is a post office at Furnace Creek but the service counter is closed on weekends, so if you’ll be there on a Saturday or Sunday, get whatever postage stamps you need in advance.

 

After Furnace Creek, return to Badwater Road and see Devil’s Golf Course, Badwater, Artist’s Drive, and Golden Canyon. In that order, you’ll be making a loop trip south and then back north to 190. Golden Canyon is the only one that might be called a hike, and you can see the eroded rock and warm brown and tan colors in a short comfortable stroll. Much of the rock in Golden Canyon (and Zabriskie Point and 20 Mule Team Canyon) is clay and sandstone. All these sights are in the first 17 miles of Badwater Road, so you won’t be going long distances. The southern part of Badwater Road is scenic, but it’s more about long-range vistas and sweeping views of the mountains than specific natural marvels.

Death Valley Sand Dunes

If you have time, the Devil’s Cornfield and Sand Dunes are 20-25 minutes north of Furnace Creek, on Hwy 190. This would add maybe 45-50 minutes of travel plus whatever time you spend there. You’d still return on 190 forLas Vegas. On the way back, you can go through 20 Mule Team Canyon and then take a few minutes to look around Death Valley Junction, a 1920s borax mining company town which is now a ghost town and the location of the Amargosa Hotel and Opera House.

 

The Post-Death Valley Water Jet Pack Adventure

 

After working up a good sweat in Death Valley, the oasis of Lake Spring Mountain will be a welcome sight and a perfect way to cool off. The Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club is located on the outskirts of Pahrump, which is on your way back to Las Vegas along State Highway 160.

 

Lake Spring Mountain

 

At Lake Spring Mountain, you can relax on the white sand beach, go for a paddleboard around the 4.5-acre lake, get a late lunch and drink at the on-site tiki bar or pump up your adrenaline with a water jet pack or jetboard flight with Jetpack America.


With 20, 30, 40 and 60-minute flight packages, Jetpack America can teach beginners of all ages how to fly, with most first-timers airborne within their first five minutes in the water. There’s even a tandem jetpack setup, where children as young as 5 years old can strap in and fly with one of the certified flight instructors. To ensure availability, you'll want to book your flight packages before making the trip. 

 

From start to finish for the flight lessons, you’ll want to allow approximately two hours of total time at the Spring Mountain facility.

 

The Highs and Lows

 

With this itinerary, you’ll be able to experience the lowest point on land and the exhilaration of flying high above the world below.

 

Have fun out there!


 


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