On Tuesday, May 15th, Jetlev Southwest and Where Magazine teamed up to host a happy hour and Jetlev Demonstration at Bluewater Grill in Newport Beach for the concierge staff from some of the leading Orange County hotels, such as the Montage, St. Regis, Pelican Hill, the Fairmont, Hilton Waterfront, and Marriott Newport Coast.
The weather was perfect, the food and wine were delicious, and the crowd (both concierge and lucky restaurant-goers) was amazed by the Jetlev demonstration put on by Chris Herman, with the help of Ryan Eastman on the Jetlev Southwest pontoon. After the demo, the crowd got a chance to look at the jetpack up close on the dock and many got camera phone photos of themselves sitting in it, imagining what it’s like to soar 30 feet above the water or fly 30mph along it, propelled by nothing but powerful streams of water.
At the end of the event, one lucky winner was drawn from a large glass bowl to come out for the Jetlev Flight Experience absolutely FREE. Lady Luck smiled upon Betty Galzen of the Newport Beach Marriott, so she (or one of her new best friends) will soon be receiving expert training from the crew of Certified Flight Instructors at Jetlev Southwest, who use state-of-the-art training methods to get most first-timers up and flying within the first five to ten minutes in the pack.
National journalist and video editor, Eric Longabardi, was kind enough to take some video of the flight demonstration and edit the movie clip below to highlight it.
A big thanks to Heather Howard-Heintz and Sarah Trainor of Where Magazine for their help in setting up the event, Jim Ulcickas from Bluewater Grill for hosting the event and providing the appetizers and drinks, and Eric Longabardi for covering the event and editing the video.
Photos from the event