For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, which is why every time a human attempts to fly, a bird attempts to drive a stick shift. Engage in one of the primary mandates of physics with today’s Groupon: for $199, you get a water-powered jetpack flight experience with GoPro helmet-mounted video from Jetlev Southwest in Newport Beach (up to a $399 value). Your two-hour experience includes:
- 5-minute video presentation
- 10-minute instruction on the beach
- 30-40 minutes of flight time, split into two flights of 15-20 minutes each
- Viewing time
Jetlev Southwest’s equipment accommodates pilots who are between 5 and 6.5 feet in height, weigh between 65 and 330 pounds, and have a maximum waist size of 46 inches.
Jetlev Southwest’s water-propelled jetpack elevates aquatic adventurers up to three stories above the sea’s surface during heart-pumping 30-minute flights. During a 5-minute video presentation and 10 minutes of on-beach instruction, Jetlev’s knowledgeable trainers acquaint students with basic jetpack techniques, including how to take off, steer, and challenge dolphins to drag race. Equipped with safety systems approved for use in both freshwater and saltwater, the Jetlev R200 jetpack sends aquateers soaring securely into the air, where twin water nozzles enable freedom of movement in any direction. Instructors man the throttle remotely until students get the hang of steering, at which point they turn over the reins for full flight control, keeping up communication via walkie-talkie.
Throughout the experience, helmet-mounted GoPro cameras catch swooping and soaring action from the pilot’s perspective for later splicing into vacation videos or spy-school dissertations. Students can also snack on complimentary refreshments before and after the flight. Consult Jetlev’s FAQ, video gallery, or mermaid booking agents for more information.
Jetlev Southwest’s prices vary throughout the week.
Jetpack America specializes in teaching the world to fly the world's first water-propelled jetpack and their all-new tandem jetpack setup allows children to strap in with a Certified Flight Instructor to make their superhero dreams a reality. Jetpack America's certified flight instructors teach their customers to walk on water and hover in midair without an airplane or saddled carp. The secret to each of these superhuman feats is the state-of-the-art design of the revolutionary water jetpack. Its twin water nozzles blast high-pressure beams of ocean water, elevating you up to 30 feet in the air, where you can maneuver through figure-eight turns and three-dimensional movements. In addition to their dual control arms, Jetlev's flying machines can be set up with up to three high-definition video cameras, which, for an extra fee, capture each moment of weightlessness or create video resumés to send to superhero justice leagues. Flyers can opt for a standard video package, which includes one angle of the flight shot from a nearby jet ski, or the premium package, which combines footage from the jet ski with shots from two other cameras mounted to the jetpack's shoulder mount and control-arm mount.
Although named "Jetpack America", for those who prefer to avoid the heights, its paddleboard rentals offer a more leisurely way get customers out onto the water.