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JetLev Flyer

Jet outta here!

JetLev Flyer

Jet outta here!

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Due to the incredibly exclusive nature of this product, delivery will be 2-3 months from point of order.

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Soaring 10 metres above the water

Soar 10 metres above water!

Messing about on the water is great fun, but jetting about above the water is totally awesome, especially when you’re strapped to the jaw-droppingly impressive JetLev Flyer. People, we have lift off!

If you’re sitting there mouthing ‘Up, up and WTF?’ whilst fumbling about for your popped-out eyeballs, prepare to be totally blown away as we tell you about this amazing water-powered jetpack. The result of years of painstaking R&D, the precision-made JetLev allows you to achieve stable, controlled flight as you soar 10 metres above the water at speeds of up to 35km/h. Best of all you’ll look like some kind of unhinged superhero. Jetskis and paragliders? How passé.

control stick

Control your thrusts

In case you’re wondering how this revolutionary personal flying machine works, wonder no more. The carbon-fibre JetLev is tethered via a flexible supply hose to a separate boat-like unit containing a sucktastic 4-stroke engine. This whooshes pressurised water into the jetpack, which then generates thrust by nozzle reaction force (whatever that is). It’s a bit like riding a pair of high-powered, easy-to-control fire hoses. Wahay!

isometric view side view back view

Front view

Side view

Back view

boat
Even though the JetLev can generate upwards of 500 lb of thrust, its intuitive fly-by-wire digital controls are ludicrously simple to adjust; nozzle angles determine allocation of thrust between lift and propulsion (forward, neutral or reverse); nozzle deflection generates yaw moments, while shifting your weight from side-to-side generates roll moments. You’ll be pulling off Iron Man-style manoeuvres in no time. We’ll even throw in a free lesson from a qualified trainer to get you started.

close up of the jetpack

Ooohhh ooohhh... Jet!

Unlike a regular jetpack (surely you’ve got one?) this water-based vehicle is incredibly safe because its supply hose limits altitude. Besides, the only thing you’re liable to damage upon hitting the water is your ego – and if you can afford a personal jetpack that’s probably unbreakable anyway.

Ideal for maverick millionaires, hotel owners, Bond wannabes, watersports enthusiasts and anyone who’s ever dreamt of flying, the JetLev is probably the most WTF?! product we’ve ever stocked. And that’s some accolade when you’re up against Batmobiles and flying cars. So what are you waiting for? Jet outta here!

more info

Soaring above the water
Please Note:
  • The Jetpack is buoyant
  • Mandatory Type II or III Coast Guard approved PFD provides impact cushioning and floatation
  • For more safety information: Download pdf – 140KB
(You will need Adobe Acrobat or other PDF viewer to display).

Product Features:
  • High power-to-weight ratio:
    Traditional designs of airplanes suffer from low thrust-to-weight ratios which limit their performance and agility. Even F/A-18 E/F fighter jets can barely overcome the force of gravity. To achieve a dramatic improvement in this ratio, we decided to locate the propulsion source on a separate boat-like unit, and transmit low pressure, high flow water to the jetpack through a supply hose and generate thrusts by nozzle reaction force.
  • Inherent stability and effortless control:
    Even though the jetpack can generate upwards of 500 lbf (2220 N) of thrust for lift and propulsion, the flight controls are isolated from that thrust and only take a few ounces of effort to adjust.
  • Simple, intuitive flight controls:
    Fly-by-wire digital throttle control; nozzles angles determine allocation of thrust between lift and propulsion (forward, neutral or reverse); differential nozzle deflection generates yaw moments; and weight shifting from side-to-side generates roll moments.
  • Flexible supply hose/tether:
    A flexible water supply hose delivers power to the jetpack with pressurized water. It also serves as the tether, enforces a flight ceiling, discourages the pilot from flying over land, acts as a stabilizer, dampens vibrations, and maintains forward heading stability of the jetpack in flight.
Product Specifications:
  • Jetpack dry weight approximately 30 lbs (14kg)
  • Maximum Thrust: 430 lbf (1,900N)
  • Thrust-to-weight (150-lb or 68 kg pilot, at takeoff): 2.3 : 1
  • Measured top speed (150-lb or 68 kg pilot): 22mph (35km/h)
  • Hose length: 33ft (10m)
  • Flight ceiling (measured at feet level): 28 feet (8.5m)
  • Duration at wide open throttle (approx.) 1 hour
  • Duration at cruising speed (approx.) 1-2 hours

Customer Reviews

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Was in the Cayman Islands on holiday in November and saw someone with one of these cruising/jetting down the sea next to the beach! It Looked mental but at least I know what it was!
N Mitch, Herts - 5th January 2013
Was in the Cayman Islands on holiday in November and saw someone with one of these cruising/jetting down the sea next to the beach! It Looked mental but at least I know what it was!
N Mitch, Herts - 5th January 2013
It would be nice if this was offered as an 'experience' (like the skydiving and sphereing)rather than for sale. I can't see anyone buying one for themselves. Regarding Liam's question: It looks like the power of the jets would only take you up to 10 meters, after that there's probably not enough force and the whole thing would probably become unstable.
Abdullah Eyles, Adana, Turkey - 22nd September 2011
You could alternately make a land based version with really really really strong power hoses and 2 taps. Would be great. :D
Olivia, Cheshire - 22nd August 2011
Firebox says: Fantastic idea Olivia! Though I don't envy the poor gardener who finds the carnage left behind!
Learn to kitesurf! You can go higher and faster and save yourself 114 grand!
Christopher, United Kingdom - 6th August 2011
What does it run on? Electricity? Petrol? iPods?
Simon, England - 15th June 2011