New Jetpack rides to launch in Myrtle Beach - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

New Jetpack rides to launch in Myrtle Beach

Source: "Myrtle Beach Jetpack Adventures" on YouTube Source: "Myrtle Beach Jetpack Adventures" on YouTube
Source: "Myrtle Beach Jetpack Adventures" on YouTube Source: "Myrtle Beach Jetpack Adventures" on YouTube

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A brand new attraction coming to the beach will have riders  flying high. Myrtle Beach Jet Pack Adventures is getting ready to launch, and it will be a first for the Grand Strand.

It's been called the world's most advanced water-propelled jet pack. Jetlev is one of the companies that makes commercial jet packs like the one that will be used at Myrtle Beach Jet Pack Adventures. The Jetlev works is by using water pressure to propel riders into the sky.


Above: A YouTube video demonstrates how the Jetlev system works. Mobile users can view the video here: http://bit.ly/14Q0NsE

Jetpack Attractions have been popping up in cities across the U.S. The two local owners bringing it to Myrtle Beach say they think it will be a good fit for the market.

"We're trying to offer something new and something that's going to be innovative for Myrtle Beach.  It's something exciting for everyone to do," said part-owner Cliff Wingerter.

Wingerter and his business partner Shane Bull say thrill rides seem to do well in the Grand Strand. Bull knows firsthand. He owns the new zipline attraction at the old Pavilion site and says business is good.

The cost for a jetpack joy ride will range from about $100 to $200 depending on the length of the flight time . It's higher on the cost spectrum for attractions in the Grand Strand, but the owners seem to think people will pay for the unique experience.

"If the participants are excited about it and it stays booked, we're already talking to North Myrtle Beach and possibly Surfside. We're exclusive to this area, so we'll take it as far as it will go," added Wingerter.

Myrtle Beach Jetpack Adventures should be open for business within the first two weeks of May. The attraction will operate out of Downwind Sails and Watersports on the south end of Ocean Blvd. The owners say they're just waiting on the Jetlev jetpacks to arrive.

Copyright 2013 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

    Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

    Friday, February 16 2018 11:00 PM EST2018-02-17 04:00:25 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:21 PM EST2018-02-18 01:21:13 GMT

    Anger bubbles over at funerals for students and teachers killed in Florida school shooting.

    Full Story >

    Anger bubbles over at funerals for students and teachers killed in Florida school shooting.

    Full Story >
  • Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

    Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

    Saturday, February 17 2018 4:10 PM EST2018-02-17 21:10:10 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:20 PM EST2018-02-18 01:20:55 GMT

    Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

    Full Story >

    Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

    Full Story >
  • KSP: Crash involving ambulance hospitalized eight

    KSP: Crash involving ambulance hospitalized eight

    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:15 PM EST2018-02-18 01:15:36 GMT
    File photo (Source: WXIX)File photo (Source: WXIX)

    Officials say multiple people are injured after a crash on a U.S. highway involving an ambulance. Pendleton County Emergency Management says U.S. 27 is shut down near Liberty Ridge Road due to the multi-vehicle crash. It is unclear how many people are injured or how many vehicles were involved. Pendleton County Emergency Management A dispatcher says the ambulance involved is a Pendleton County emergency vehicle. Stay with FOX19 NOW for updates. Copyright 2018 WXIX. All righ...

    Full Story >

    Officials say multiple people are injured after a crash on a U.S. highway involving an ambulance. Pendleton County Emergency Management says U.S. 27 is shut down near Liberty Ridge Road due to the multi-vehicle crash. It is unclear how many people are injured or how many vehicles were involved. Pendleton County Emergency Management A dispatcher says the ambulance involved is a Pendleton County emergency vehicle. Stay with FOX19 NOW for updates. Copyright 2018 WXIX. All righ...

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly