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Jetpack pilot demonstrates jet device to be used for record 26-mile attempt

Dean O'Malley will attempt to establish a new world record for flight of the JetLev by making a 26 mile open ocean crossing from Newport Beach to Avalon

Jetpack pilot demonstrates jet device to be used for record 26-mile attempt
Dean O'Malley rises above the water using a JetLev, a water-powered jetpack flying machine in the Newport Beach harbor on September 25, 2012 in Newport Beach, California. O'Malley will attempt to establish a new world record for flight of the JetLev by making a 26 mile open ocean crossing from Newport Beach to Avalon, Catalina Island on September, 29, 2012. (Getty Images)
Jetpack pilot demonstrates jet device to be used for record 26-mile attempt
Dean O'Malley flies using a JetLev, a water-powered jetpack flying machine in the Newport Beach harbor on September 25, 2012 in Newport Beach, California. O'Malley will attempt to establish a new world record for flight of the JetLev by making a 26 mile open ocean crossing from Newport Beach to Avalon, Catalina Island on September, 29, 2012. (Getty Images)
Jetpack pilot demonstrates jet device to be used for record 26-mile attempt
Dean O'Malley demonstrates using a JetLev, a water-powered jetpack flying machine in the Newport Beach harbor on September 25, 2012 in Newport Beach, California. O'Malley will attempt to establish a new world record for flight of the JetLev by making a 26 mile open ocean crossing from Newport Beach to Avalon, Catalina Island on September, 29, 2012. (Getty Images)
Jetpack pilot demonstrates jet device to be used for record 26-mile attempt
Dean O'Malley flies using a JetLev, a water-powered jetpack flying machine in the Newport Beach harbor on September 25, 2012 in Newport Beach, California. O'Malley will attempt to establish a new world record for flight of the JetLev by making a 26 mile open ocean crossing from Newport Beach to Avalon, Catalina Island on September, 29, 2012. (Getty Images)
Jetpack pilot demonstrates jet device to be used for record 26-mile attempt
Johnnie Faye Carthwright, 20, a flight instructor assistant, demonstrates flying using a JetLev, a water-powered Jetpack flying machine in the Newport Beach harbor on September 25, 2012 in Newport Beach, California. Dean O'Malley, president of JetLev, will attempt to establish a new world record for flight of the JetLev by making a 26 mile open ocean crossing from Newport Beach to Avalon, Catalina Island on September, 29, 2012. (Getty Images)
Jetpack pilot demonstrates jet device to be used for record 26-mile attempt
Dean O'Malley flies using a JetLev, a water-powered jetpack flying machine in the Newport Beach harbor on September 25, 2012 in Newport Beach, California. O'Malley will attempt to establish a new world record for flight of the JetLev by making a 26 mile open ocean crossing from Newport Beach to Avalon, Catalina Island on September, 29, 2012. (Getty Images)