Month: September 2012

Pre-Catalina Media Press Conference at M Street Pier in Newport Beach

On Saturday, September 29th at 7am, there will be an impromptu press conference held at the M Street Pier at the end of the Balboa Peninsula to announce the start of the Newport-Catalina crossing by Jetlev jetpack. Nearest address (for Google maps) is 2100 N Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Please come out to show …

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Newport to Catalina World Record Attempt – Collection of News Articles

Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/conversations/day-in-photos/2012/09/26/bf5e0636-07d3-11e2-afff-d6c7f20a83bf_gallery.html#photo=1 SF Gate http://www.sfgate.com/news/slideshow/Nation-in-Focus-49657.php#photo-3507043 San Jose Mercury News http://photos.mercurynews.com/2012/09/25/top-news-photos-for-sept-25th/#2 Yahoo India http://in.news.yahoo.com/photos/jetlev-water-powered-flying-jetpack-slideshow/feature-newport-beach-the-wedge-photo-1348641082.html TNT Magazine http://www.tntmagazine.com/galleries/pictures-of-the-day—26th-september-2012/image/10099 Zimbio http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Dean+O’Malley/Shaun+Burns Gulf Times (Qatar) http://gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=533595&version=1&template_id=43&parent_id=19 Korean News http://www.ajnews.co.kr/kor/view.jsp?newsId=20120926000109 Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2012/09/26/jet-pack-rocketeer-hopes-t.html Arabian Business http://www.arabianbusiness.com/photos/jetpack-pilot-demonstrates-jet-device-be-used-for-record-26-mile-attempt-474269.html KHOU – Houston http://www.khou.com/news/slideshows/Photos-Water-powered-jet-pack-a-real-blast-171337221.html?gallery=y&c=y&ref=%2F The Week – UK http://www.theweek.co.uk/pictures/49227/jetpack-flies-thanks-water-power-pictures KENS – San Antonio http://www.kens5.com/news/slideshows/PHOTOS-Water-powered-jet-pack-a-real-blast-171321761.html

Article from Southern California Public Radio on Catalina Project

Newport Beach jet pack ‘Rocketeer’ hopes to fly to Catalina, set world record By Ben Bergman | 5:03pm Ben Bergman/KPCC 0 Comments Add your comments Newport Beach adventurer Dean O’Malley will try to set a world record this weekend when he flies from Newport to Catalina Island using a new type of jet pack, powered by water. With a …

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Catalina Flight Training

On Wednesday, September 19th, the Jetlev Southwest crew headed out for some pre-Catalina training. Dean O’Malley piloted the Jetlev for over 2 hours straight, flying from the Jetlev Southwest office to the Newport Dunes, then out into the ocean, trailing behind Jetlev Southwest team member Chris Herman’s boat, Escape.  With relatively calm seas, the going …

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Dean O’Malley to Attempt World Record on Jetlev Jetpack

It was 1912. American aviation pioneer Glenn Martin flew a self-built seaplane from Newport Beach, California to Avalon on Catalina Island, then back across the channel. This broke the earlier English Channel record for over-water flight. On September 29, 2012, Jetlev Southwest President Dean O’Malley will attempt to set his own world record by being …

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Pacific Music Festival Newport Dunes

On Sunday, September 2, 2012 the Jetlev Team took the Pacific Music Festival by storm. While bands were entertaining the crowds we were flying right outside the main stage of the event. Concert goers rushed to the Newport Dunes Bridge to watch as Jetlev flyers Dean and Johnnie showed off their skills to an impressed …

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