JetPack Training FAQs & Conditions
Can you reject my application?
Yes we can reject any application for any reason or no reason at all. If you have paid any monies and we reject your application then all funds will be refunded. We are not required to tell you why we rejected your application.
Will I be required to sign a waiver?
Yes, you will be required to sign the very comprehensive waiver that we require everyone to sign before they visit the experience center. We will email you a copy of the waiver once we receive your application.
Do I need to be a pilot?
No not at all. We have found that some of the most capable jetpack pilots actually have no previous aviation experience.
Is it safe?
We do everything we can to ensure our new pilot’s safety, this includes:
- being attached at all times to a tether system (a horizontal cable) that reduces the chance of you hitting the ground. This is the same system that we have used to train our own company pilots as well as military personnel
- You will wear special apparel designed for jetpack operations. This reduces the chance of and burns.
- The instructor has a remote throttle control which enables him to reduce the engine power and bring you back to the ground.
How long is the flight experience?
It is a 2 days experience which includes all the training, briefings, flights and debriefing as well as lunch. The exact start and end times will be confirmed with you closer to the day of your blast off.
How many flights will I achieve during the day?
You will be given up to 3 sessions on the jetpack per day. Depending on the pilot weight each of these sessions will last for 6-10 minutes and consist of many small flights ie attempts to take off, hover, maneuver and land again.
Will I be skilled enough to fly off the tether system by the end of the day?
No, it would take us longer than we have available in two days to get you to the point of being able to safely fly off the tether line. Think of this as initial jetpack experience and it will give you a very good idea of what’s involved and whether it’s something you would like to take further.
Will I get some sort of certificate?
Yes you will be given a numbered certificate signed by our CEO David Mayman.
Do I get to keep any of the apparel?
Yes, absolutely, you get to keep your own personal flight gloves and JPA pilot patches.
What happens if the weather is too bad for me to fly all my sessions?
We will try the best we can to schedule you within the next couple of day. If this is not possible we will work with you to find a date that we have the facility open and that works for you as soon as possible.
Will lunch be provided?
Yes lunch and beverages (including all day coffee and tea) are all included.
Can you fly the JetPack if you are under 18?
There is no minimum age for JetPacking but a person under the age of 18 MUST obtain parental consent to fly. A parent or guardian must witness the declaration form and provide parental consent.
Can you JetPack in the rain?
You can but it’s not at all pleasant. Qualified, experienced JetPack pilots are able to fly in marginal and windy conditions but for beginner we do not recommend it.
Is travel or accommodation included in the JPA fee?
No, unfortunately you will need to pay that in addition to the fee. We can recommend some great places to stay however.
Can you recommend accommodation near the experience center?
Yes, once we have received your application we can email you a range of accommodation options.
Are there any health requirements?
Yes you need to be healthy with no ailments that could impact your ability to operate machinery like a jetpack safely. For example you should have no medical issues that would stop you from riding a motorcycle.
Are there weight and height restrictions?
We can work with most pilots in terms of their height but you cannot weigh more than 220lbs (100kg).
Can you JetPack with high blood pressure?
High blood pressure or hypertension that is under control and managed with medication is acceptable, but you MUST always check with your doctor and take their medical advice as every individual is different. Hypertension that is not under control is unacceptable and you will not be able to fly.
Can you JetPack with epilepsy?
It is advised that you do not JetPack if you have epilepsy. You must seek medical advice from a medical professional if you are considering booking JetPack flights and you have epilepsy. You will need to obtain medical certification with doctors approval.
Can you JetPack with a pacemaker?
It is possible to JetPack when you have a pacemaker, however, you MUST seek medical advice and consultation from your doctor prior to JetPacking. Your doctor will be able to tell you whether it is appropriate for you to take part in a JetPack course. If you have a pacemaker or any heart related conditions you will need to obtain medical certification.
Is my payment refundable?
The training fee is only refundable if we cancel the training (unless rescheduled) or if we reject your application.