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Water Jet pack pilot Chris Wilson flies at Jetpack America Las Vegas
Female water jet pack pilot flies at Jetpack America in Newport Beach

OC Register

Water Jet Pack Owner to Try to Make Sale on Pawn Stars

November 11th, 2015

Pawn Stars owners Corey and "Big Hoss" Harrison and Austin "Chumlee" Russell visit Jetpack America Las Vegas to test fly a water jet pack to see if they want to make an offer to buy the pack for their Las Vegas pawn shop "Gold and Silver Pawn Shop"..

Water Jet pack pilot Chris Wilson flies for Las Vegas Review Journal

Nevada Magazine

Do as The Pahrumpians Do

June 24th, 2015

An entire family visits Jetpack America in San Diego and experiences the thrill of a lifetime. Mom and dad enjoy an exciting solo flight in a water jet pack. The kids strap into the jet pack with experienced Jetpack America Pilots to go for fun tandem flight.

Water Jet pack pilot Chris Wilson flies for Las Vegas Review Journal

Las Vegas Review Journal

Attraction Gives Visitors a Chance to Walk on Water

April 20th, 2015

A million-dollar man-made lake is giving thrill-seekers the chance to walk on water — and maybe try no-handed flying — just an hour away from Las Vegas. It’s not a miracle, it’s a jet pack. Walking on water is one of several stunts pilots can learn from the professionals of Jetpack America inside the rapidly expanding Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club...

Water Jetpack slying over jetpack america lake in nevada image from Los Angeles TImes article

The Los Angeles Times

Pahrump, Nev: Jet-pack Flights Will Have You and Your Spirits Soaring

October 23rd, 2014

Looking for a lift in life? Southern Nevada’s newest attraction is a jet-pack flight that will have your body — and soul — soaring. In the town of Pahrump, guests fitted with jet-propelled backpacks fly through the air using technology that allows them to climb 30 feet in the air...

Locale Magazine

TOUCH THE SKY: Dean O’Malley Talks World Records, Pushing Boundaries and Flying High with Jetpack America

September 22nd, 2014

Afton Larson describes her jet pack flight at Jetpack America and interviews company president Dean O'Malley about his world record jet pack flight from Newport Beach, CA to Catalina island...

Conde Nast Traveler - Jetpack Flight Newport Beach

Conde Nast Traveler

Where to Rent a Jetpack

April 26th, 2014

If you’re learning to fly, there’s a good chance it’s with a Jetlev jetpack. Chinese-born Canadian inventor Raymond Li and his team developed the first Jetlev prototype in 2008; four years later, it was on the market. Jetlev Southwest President Dean O’Malley, pictured here in 2012, does a demo in Newport Beach, California, now home to Jetpack America...

Norm Bour puts on his jetpack and becomes a spliced combination of superman and aquaman

The Newport Beach Independent

Summer Fun: Solo Flight Over Newport Harbor

July 28th, 2013

Norm Bour describes his flight with Jetpack America: "I recently put on my “cape” and, using advanced genetic techniques, actually became a gene-spliced recombination of Superman and Aquaman as I donned a water-thrusting Jet Pack that pushed out about 500 foot pounds of thrust, enough to carry the pilot (me) soaring 30 feet in the air..."

Staff reporter flies water jet pack around newport beach harbor with jetpack america

The Timaru-Herald (New Zealand)

Ready, Steady, Fly

November 24th, 2012

"Being given the chance to fly a jetpack was one opportunity staff reporter Rhonda Markby could not pass by during a recent visit to Newport Beach in California..."

The log newspaper photograph of Dean O'Malley of Jetpack America flying water jet pack.

The Log (Newspaper)

Jet Pack Rider Sets Record in Catalina Crossing

October 9th, 2012

"After nearly 4.5 hours traversing the 26.2 miles from Newport Harbor to Catalina in a water-powered JetLev jet pack on Sept. 29, Dean O’Malley set a world record holder for the longest jet pack flight -- and the first Catalina Crossing by jet pack..."

Jet pack hydroflight over water with sunset in background

Forbes Magazine

Wet And Wild: New World Record Puts Expensive Water Toys In Focus

October 3rd, 2012

"On September 29 at approximately 11 a.m Pacific Time, Dean O’Malley set a new world record for longest distance flown in a jet pack, traveling 26 miles from Newport Beach, California to Catalina Island..."

Aerial photo of water jet pack flight breaking record travelling from newport beach to catalina

The Daily Mail (UK)

Flying Enthusiast Sets Record for Longest Ever Jet Pack Flight After Traveling 26 Miles

October 1st, 2012

"A flying enthusiast has set the record for the longest ever jet pack flight after soaring across an incredible 26 miles in less than five hours. Dean O'Malley, 36, took off from Newport Beach, in California, at 7am to make the 26.2 mile trip to the island of Catalina. And, incredibly, an exhausted O'Malley manage to arrive at the beauty spot to cheering crowds shouting 'superman' before midday..."

Jetpack america hydroflight jet pack rear view with blue sky in background

The Los Angeles Times

Man's Jetpack Ride from OC to Catalina Likely a Record-Breaker

October 21st, 2012

"The man who flew from Newport Beach to Catalina on a jet pack over the weekend might have set a world record. Though it was impossible to confirm, Jetlev Southwest President Dean O'Malley's four and a half hour trip was said to have set a new record for length of a jet pack journey..."

Photo of Jetpack America pilot flying water jet pack in world record flight

The New York Daily News

SEE IT: California Man Sets Jetpacking Record with 26-Mile Trip

October 1st, 2012

Lovebirds Grant Engler and Amanda Volf are on an all time high - after being wed in the world's first JET PACK wedding.To keep with tradition as closely as possible, stunning bride Amanda, 26, a sales assistant, wore white board shorts with a white veil and a surfing rash vest.

LA times photo of Jetpack america president setting hydroflight world record in Newport Beac

The Los Angeles Times

A record-setting flight: Dean O'Malley sets world mark for longest jetpack flight, making the 26.2-mile trek from Newport to Catalina in less than five hours

September 29th, 2012

"When Newport Beach native Dave Purcell heard that Jetlev Southwest President Dean O'Malley was about to fly Saturday from Newport to Catalina Island on a jetpack, he wasn't about to miss it..."

couple gets married while wearing hydroflight jet packs at jetpack america

The Los Angeles Times

Jetpack Marriage

August 24th, 2012

"Grant Engler slips a wedding ring on Amanda Volf's finger at their 2012 wedding. Then they jetpacked over the bay" The Los Angeles Times captures a high def photo of the extreme wedding ceremony.."

Jet pack wedding takes place in Newport Beach with bride and groom wearing jetpacks

The Telegraph (UK)

The World's First Jetpack Wedding Takes Place

August 24th, 2012

"Grant Engler and Amanda Volf each wore £63,000 Jetlev R200 water-powered jet systems to greet their guests at the ceremony in Newport Beach. The bride's outfit was appropriately adapted for her flying entrance; she wore white board shorts with a surfing rash vest and a white veil. The groom opted for a black wetsuit with bow tie..."

Couple getting married on beach wearing hydroflight jet packs

The Orange County Register

Couple Jetpack Into Their Wedding

August 23rd, 2012

"With jetpacks on their backs, Grant Engler, 25, and Amanda Volf, 26 soared above the water to and from their wedding ceremony on the shore at Newport Bay in what's being touted as the first jetpack wedding ..."

Jet pack hydroflight by newport beach reporter

The Newport Beach Independent

Flight of the Bumbler

July 12th, 2012

"Roger Bloom of The Newport Beach Independent documents the fulfillment of his dream of flying: "For decades the stuff of science fiction and youngsters’ active imaginations, the idea of personal jet packs for making those hops to work or the grocery store has worked its way into the fabric of American culture, from “The Jetsons” in the 1960s on down to today. And until very recently, is has been a dream unfulfilled...""

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