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Jetpacking tourists take flight in Key West

June 25, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a tourist?

For $250 an hour, customers in Key West, Fla., can literally fly above the ocean just by using a jetpack.

The jetpack is attached to a watercraft, which uses sea water as a propellant. Intuitive flight controls allow jet packers to take off, fly, make soft turns, hover and land.

Some tourists say jet packing is an unbelievable experience.

"It's been my dream since I was a kid to fly, so it's just amazing. I can't even describe it," said Angie McGregor from Mount Dora, Fla.

"You always dream of flying and what it would be like to be that bird up there. By golly, I experienced it," said Dave Tuxbury of Traverse City, Mich.