PAHRUMP, Nev. (April 2, 2015) – Children as young as 5 year olds can now experience the feeling of flight and act like their favorite superhero with Jetpack America’s all-‐new tandem jetpack system. Starting April 1, Jetpack America located at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, will be introducing the tandem jetpack flights to allow some of the youngest fans to join in on the fun.
Prior to launching the tandem jetpack system, the minimum age to fly was 16 years of age, but now aquatic enthusiasts of all ages are able to participate in the high-‐flying experience, by being accompanied by one of Jetpack America’s professional operators.
“Pahrump has a lot of great attractions for adults to enjoy but now with the addition of the tandem jetpack experience, families with younger children will also have the opportunity to participate in a fun group activity that all ages can enjoy,” said Arlette Ledbetter, Pahrump director of tourism.
How does it work?
Similar to tandem skydiving, the student pilot is connected to a tandem instructor with a new seat extension feature that allows two people to ride the water jetpack at the same time. Kids or inexperienced jetpack pilots that weigh between 50 – 125 lbs. may now simply enjoy the ride. This 10-‐minute excursion offers any adventurist a truly unforgettable flight experience. Co-‐ pilots fly up to 20 feet in the air allowing participants to walk on water, do high-‐speed donut turns, spin like a helicopter, fly backwards, and dive under water shooting into the air at high speeds. These new state of the art tandem jetpacks are bound to make any child feel like a real life superhero.
All tandem instructors are certified trained professionals warranting that “everyone’s flight experience is safe and most importantly, fun,” explains Dean O’Malley, president of Jetpack America. Each package includes an on-‐land safety briefing and jetpack overview. Once guests are familiar with the safety and basics of the jetpacks, they are equipped with a life vest and are strapped into a jet ski-‐powered jetpack with an instructor. After that they can just sit back, relax, and enjoy this memorable experience that Jetpack America has to offer.
Tandem packages from $79
The new tandem jetpack packages start at only $79. Video and photo souvenir packages are also available for purchase.
For those who are looking for a less adrenaline-‐focused activity, Jetpack America offers paddleboard rentals at $30 an hour. Flight experiences are available by appointment only. For more information or to book your jetpack flight experience, visit www.jetpackamerica.com.
Located an hour west of Las Vegas and an hour east of Death Valley, Pahrump, Nev. is home to big attractions and events, and is “Your Base Camp to Adventure.” Set in a picturesque backdrop with breathtaking views of mountain ranges, Pahrump is the ideal place to enjoy the best of Southern Nevada. From award-‐winning wineries and RV Resorts to world-‐class golf courses and scenic outdoor trails, true Nevada is waiting for you. For more information on Pahrump visit visitpahrump.com, follow @visitpahrump on Twitter and Like Pahrump on Facebook.
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