Yes, with our state-of-the-art training process, which utilizes instructor throttle control. jetpacking is actually safer than many other watersports activities, where there is little to no training or instructor supervision. With that being said, all watersports carry inherent risk, so all participants must sign our liability waiver before flying.We are there with you every step of the way,you will be provided a life vest and the jetpack itself FLOATS!Yes jetblade is fully insured to protect our guess in case of the unthinkable however we are trained to recognize all potentially dangerous maneuvers and correct immediately.
The minimum age to fly the jetpack is 14.Anyone under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present for the flight and they will have to sign a parental release form.
Pilots must be between 5’0″ and 7’0″ (minors must be at least 5’5″), with a weight between 85 lbs and 330 lbs (minors must be at least 125 lbs
Flights are available to be booked from 9AM to 5PM, but please be aware that we required you to arrive 20 mins before your flight time, so if you are flying at 9AM, your group will need to show up at 840AM.
Our operation is based on the West side of the island on Brown’s Beach, close proximity to The Boat Yard .We choose the best suited location daily based on up to date weather and water conditions in order to maximize guests experience.If a better suited flight location is chosen we will inform our guests accordingly prior to their flight experience.
First-time pilot flights start at $149, but there are a variety of flight experiences to suit every personality. Check our Book Now widgets on our website to view daily availability calendar and book in real time. We view all online bookings instantly .We urge customers to view our schedule and book their packages online as a preferred method. We still welcome over the phone and in person bookings but due to high demand, the online method is a for sure way for you to pick what times and packages are best suited to you. Please read accurate detailed descriptions of each flight experience if they are any questions please don’t hesitate to call and ask.
While there is truly no way to describe jetpacking with words (you simply have to experience it for yourself), we say that it is like a combination of jet skiing, skydiving, parasailing and even scuba diving. Obviously, the jet ski provides the propulsion to get you flying, there is the exhilaration of skydiving, you’ll get fantastic airborne views of the area around you like in parasailing and when you dive under the water, it has elements of scuba diving.
No, you do not need to be strong to fly the jetpack. Your arms only need to apply a few ounces of effort to control the control arms (which in turn direct the nozzles). Some pilots report arm and shoulder fatigue after the first flight, but this is mostly caused by over-tensing and can be avoided by simply relaxing and loosening the grip on the control arms. The more relaxed you are and let the jetpack carry you, the less effort you will feel
Yes, your flight session starts and ends in the water, so you will definitely get wet and you will have to submerge your head under the water to demonstrate your ability to get yourself upright in the pack if you fall in the water.
While it is not a requirement that you know how to swim, it is very important that you are at least comfortable in the water. Since you’ll be wearing a life vest and the jetpack itself floats, there is no risk of sinking, but you will have your head submerged at various points in the flight. You must be able to get yourself upright in the pack after being face down.
The great thing about the jetpack is its accessibility. For most people, if you want to fly, you can fly. With that being said, we do recommend several things: You should be in good health and physical condition. You should have no history of any heart conditions. You should not fly if you are pregnant. You should have good vision (without the need for corrective glasses, since you may not be able to wear them in the water
The pressure in the nozzles can reach 60 psi (slightly higher than a standard fire hose), far from the pressure generated by pressure washers which operate between 1,800 to over 3,000 psi. Pilots can safely put their hands and feet in the jet streams with no major discomfort, but it is advised to keep clear of the jets, which can expel up to 1000 gallons of water per minute.
Most first-time pilots are airborne within their first 5-10 minutes in the pack, although each pilot’s learning curve will be different.. With the Instructor handling the throttle, first-time pilots can focus on learning the fundamentals of steering and control and get flying sooner.
The jetpack is generally quieter than a comparable personal watercraft. There is a small hiss from the sound of the water exiting the jetpack nozzles and the water jets do make splashing sounds when they enter the water.
The nice thing about a water jetpack is the fact that you will be flying over water, so any falls will simply result in a splashdown into the water, after which you will float to the surface due to the buoyancy of the jetpack and life vest. Even if you fall from the maximum height of 30 feet (8.5 m), you will be entering the water at less than 30 mph, and you will be protected by the seat, back rest, body harness, life vest and other protective equipment. Hundreds of times each year, thousands of platform divers jump from 10 m (33 feet), with no protective equipment, and few serious injuries occur.
You must have clear vision in order to fly. If you wear prescription glasses, you should use sport straps to secure them. If you wear contact lenses, you should always close your eyes if you splash down into the water to avoid losing them. Goggles are not recommended, as they can easily come off while in the water.
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-stories 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.
The concept of a pack you put on your back to jet into the air has been around since the 1950’s, but it’s only recently had a resurgence with the invention of the hydro jet pack/jetpack. Similar to the backpack, which was most likely originally referred to as a “back pack”, the “jetpack” term will most likely become more and more widely-used and “jet pack” will slowly fade out of the vernacular.
No refunds will be issued for no-shows. A full refund will be given if Jetblade Barbados must cancel a flight session, due to inclement weather, equipment issues, etc. Customers may cancel with a full refund if they provide 48 hours advance notice. Cancellations within 48 hours are subject to a $100 cancellation fee; if you reschedule within 48 hours of your flight time, there will be a $100 rescheduling fee.
Anyone looking for a new adventure! If you’ve already tried surf lessons, zip-line (or is it zipline?) tours, Flyboarding, snorkeling, etc., jetpacking is your next activity. Even if you’re not an adrenaline junkie, you will still enjoy flying the jet pack. There have been pilots in their 80’s as well as customers in wheelchairs who’ve learned to fly and had an absolute blast, so come on out and give it a try!
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