OBX Jetovator

Outer Banks Jetovator is excited to have the first jetpak concession on the Outer Banks! The Jetovator is a fairly new addition to the action watersports community. To familiarize you with the experience, we’ve provided some FAQs and answers below:

What is the Jetovator?

The Jetovator is a water sports accessory that extends the ability of your personal watercraft (jetski). The Jetovator redirects the water thrust from the jet unit of the watercraft along a 40 foot hose to the Jetovator bike.  This water thrust is then used to propel and elevate the Jetovator into the air. Pretty cool! To view an instruction video and understand a bit more how the Jetovator works, check out this video. *Students who watch the video prior to riding the Jetovator tend to be up and flying much faster than those who don’t:

Who can ride the Jetovator?Blond girl on jetovator

Anyone can ride the Jetovator –  With some initial instruction, new pilots are usually flying comfortably after only 10 minutes!

How high will I go in the air?Flying in Avon

The Jetovator has the ability to go up to 30 feet in the air and 25mph. You are in control of both your elevation and steering. The instructor controls the power of the jetovator, and he or she can limit your power to not allow you to go higher than you are comfortable with.  Generally, 10 feet above water is about the highest the flight will take first time Flyers; trust us, that’s plenty high!

What do I need to bring with me?gearing up

All you really need is a bathing suit, but we recommend a few items to maximize your experience: rash guard or t-shirt, board shorts or workout shorts for ladies, water shoes or booties (highly recommended), a towel, sunscreen and a bottle of water.  Outer Banks Jetovator will provide you with a life jacket and a helmet.

Where can I go to watch my family or friends fly the Jetovator?

SpectatorsOuter Banks Jetovator is happy to tow a few friends or family out to watch your flight from an anchored raft. If you have a large group of spectators, talk to the instructor prior to our session; he or she will know the best spots to catch the action!