OBX Jetovator FAQ

Outer Banks Jetovator is excited to have the first jet pack concession on the Outer Banks! The Jetovator is a fairly new addition to the action water sports community. To get you ready to fly, 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 (jet ski). 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?

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 on the Jetovator or Hoverboard?

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 they 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 to fly on the Jetovator?

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 safety helmet.

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

Outer 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; they will know the best spots to catch the action!