FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO FLY?
- There are three unique sensations when you fly the Jetpack.
- The most intriguing sensation is the feeling of weightlessness. As soon as sufficient lift is applied, you and the jetpack become weightless and levitate in the air, and even small amounts of force will move or turn you. You will feel some pressure from the saddle and the trapeze, but usually no more than from riding a bicycle.
- The second unique sensation is suspended height. Even if you are an airplane or helicopter pilot, few have ever experienced the sensation of being suspended up to three-storey high with no visible support from above or beneath your feet. 30 feet may not sound very high but it can seem a lot higher in a jetpack, and the unique perspective from that height is incredible.
- The third unique sensation is the absolutely amazing three dimensional freedom of movement. Once you learn how to fly, you can travel in any direction, at any height, and at any speed that the system will carry you. With a thrust-to-weight ratio of up to 2.5:1 at the water, there is nothing else that can come close to its agility.
How does the Jetpack work?
- The Jetpack works on the thrust to weight ratio and uses water as it’s propulsion medium. Water is used because it’s high density can carry vast amounts of power at lower velocities.
Are there any height and weight restrictions?
- Yes, you must be between 5 feet and 6 feet, 6 inches. The Jetlev can accommodate someone from 100 pounds to 330 pounds.
Is there an age limit?
- Yes, 16 and over. If you are between 16 and 18, you must have a parent present to sign an additional waiver.
Is it safe?
- Yes,If you were to fall the jetpack would absorb the impact and you would land in water. The jetpack itself has a positive buoyancy and will help you float.
How do I make a reservation?
- You can reserve your spot on our Booking page, OR you can call our office at 830-832-4155
Can I fly today?
- Yes, we are open everyday, 7 days a week! Please call our office at 830-832-4155 to find out the availability for today.
Where are you located?
- Our pick-up location is located at Boat Ramp #1 at Canyon Lake Texas
- 1 Village Lake dr 78133
- (When GPS ing with iphone use Holiday Lodge Canyon Lake as your search address)
What happens if it rains?
- We can fly in light rain and wind; if the weather is unsafe to fly in we will call you prior to your appointment to reschedule. If you do not receive a call, please meet us at the flying location at your scheduled appointment time.
What to expect your first flight?
- Our certified trainers will communicate with the flyer through a water-proof headset and control the Jetpack throttle remotely. Typically a first time flyer will take anywhere in between 5-10 minutes to get in the air. The Jetpack is capable of reaching 30 feet in height and top speeds of 25 mph.
What to expect your second flight?
- For your second flight expect to control your own throttle perform more tricks, and go higher and faster!
Can you bring people to watch?
- By law we can only have 6 customers aboard our boat at a time. We reserve 4 spots for "flyers" and 2 spots for "watchers" but can take groups of 6 flyers at a time. For each "watcher" it is $30, this is because the watcher is taking up a spot that we could use for a flyer.
What to wear and bring?
- Wear and bring anything that you would wear and bring to the lake or beach. Towels, sunscreen, water, snacks, a camera, bathing suite, etc. Water shoes are recommended.
Are gift certificates available for purchase?
- Yes, we sells gift certificates, but we do not offer refunds on them. Call our office for inquiries.
CAN THE WATER JETS HURT MY ARMS AND LEGS?
- The pressure in the nozzles could reach 60 psi (only slightly higher than municipal pressures), but because of high flow rates, it may cause low-level pain and bruising in the arms, so one should not place hands or arms in the jets. Unlike pressure washers which operate between 1,800 to over 3,000 psi, our jets are far from being strong enough to be effective as an exfoliation or hair removal tool. By the time it has traveled 30 feet or 8.5 m, the water stream has broken up into droplets and slowed down substantially and have little impact force.
IS IT VERY NOISY?
- The jetpack itself has no engine and no moving parts other than the articulated thrust assembly. There is a small nozzle hiss, and the water jets do make splashing sounds when they enter the water. The boat unit has better sound insulation than a standard personal watercraft, and uses a four stroke engine with noise abatement systems. The Jetlev is generally quieter than a comparable personal watercraft.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I FALL?
- Even if you fall from the maximum height of 30 feet or 8.5 m, you will be entering the water at less than 30 mph, and all body parts will be slowing down together gradually by drag from the water. You will be protected by the saddle, back rest, body harness, PFD, and other protective equipment. Hundreds of times each year, thousands of platform divers jump from 10 m, or 33 feet, with no protective equipment, and few serious injuries occur. Remember that it is how quickly your body slows down in a fall, not how fast you are going, which determines the risk and severity of injuries. It is important to fly only over deep water and stay well away from the boat unit while in flight. While it will still be a much softer landing than falling on land, you could sustain injuries if you fall on the boat unit.