JetLev: A Jet Ski that Lets You Fly


Tell me this doesn’t look like some serious fun. Story about it here.

To make it light enough to work, the water supply has to be a lake, river, sea or ocean you’re on, and the engine and compressor have to be towed behind and below in a service boat, but it’s just as well, because I imagine the learning curve would be painful, if not fatal, over land.

Before you add it to your Christmas Wish List, keep in mind that the initial production model will be $130,000.00 US. Unless you’re dating Paris Hilton – or have been a very, very good boy or girl – that might be a bit steep. I imagine as the tech matures, the price will plummet. No reason it should cost much more than a regular Jet Ski within a few years.

Yes, I want one. We have several large reservoirs near here. It is so me.

Hat Tip to Glenn Reynolds.

3 Responses to “JetLev: A Jet Ski that Lets You Fly”

  1. J.M. Heinrichs Says:

    This is so ‘six months ago’; everyone saw this YEARS!!! ago.

    Cheers

  2. J.M. Heinrichs Says:

    And this: http://www.martinjetpack.com/video-gallery.aspx

    Cheers

    • Angus Dei Says:

      Um. I posted about the Martin Jet Pack, oh, about six months ago. LOL!

      As I’ve continued to follow Martin, they’ve gone from “nearing production” back to “offering rides” due to “safety concerns.” Besides, that two-stroke powered thing is loud enough to damage the hearing of passers-by. The JetLev goes “whoosh” and has a quiet four-stroke compressor motor. I’m much more jazzed about the idea of taking a JetLev to Canyon Lake for an afternoon of fun.


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