What a thrill! This contraption is right out of the Jetson’s and a whole lot of fun. It does take some mechanical ability to “fly” but I’m told that most people figure it out in 10 minutes or so. (I used to be a pilot so maneuvering around was fairly easy for me.) The staff is super friendly and very helpful. For your first flight, you will not have throttle control (all the better) but you will have complete directional control. An instructor controls the throttle and is constantly talking to you (one-way communication only) via a headset in the helmet. He walks you through each step in the process and guides you throughout your flight. One cool experience was using the JetLev underwater (briefly) like a dolphin diving and then coming to the surface. The company posts videos of customers on YouTube so you can get a better sense of the experience before hand. For those of you who are thrill seekers, or know someone who is, this is definitely worth the trip to Newport Beach.
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