Sunday, April 26th, 2015, Jetpack America was part of the Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival for Southern Nevada. This Festival, which has been running for the past five years has become the largest educational event in Nevada, helping tens
of thousands of people celebrate science and technology in our community.
got to see the new 4.5-acre lake at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club. The families
learned that the 14-million gallon lake that Jetpack America operates on is open to the public, as well as the development and history of the Jetpack,
including the astonishing accomplishments made with the Jetpack.
2012, Jetpack President Dean O’Malley made the 26.2-mile world record flight through rough seas from Newport Beach, CA to Catalina Island. The kids, as well as their parents, were in complete awe of the mechanics and capability
of the Jetpack. After the brief history was provided, the families got to see the extreme aerial tricks that are attainable by Jetpack America Las
Vegas Flight Center Manager Chris Wilson, who showed such tricks as the corkscrew, the submarine, the dolphin, the helicopter, the lawn chair, walking
on water, stairway to heaven, water skating and dock landings and take-offs.
lifting pilots as heavy as 350 lbs into the air and attaining max heights of over 40 feet. The physics of the jetpack were surprisingly simple to the
children, who learned it only takes simple up and down movements of the jetpack handles to control height and speed and leans to the right and left
Tandem Jetpack Flight Experience and Stormy Ingersoll won a free Solo Jetpack Flight Experience.