The standard Jetovator kit requires 2 people to operate it, one rider on the Jetovator controlling the height and direction of the Jetovator, and a rider on the PWC controlling the throttle of the engine. Although this might sound complicated, generally the rider of the PWC just takes the throttle up to 80% of full power and holds it there until the the Jetovator rider is ready to come down.
Having a trained operator on the PWC also makes the Jetovator an ideal rental vehicle for tourist destinations, as the PWC operator can apply the ideal amount of thrust by way of throttle, as needed based on the operators skill level. They can also cut the throttle at any time in the event that either the Jetovator or PWC comes to close to any other boat or object in the water. The PWC operator can also offer immediate assistance in the case of any problem.
Despite its impressive aerial capabilities, the Jetovator is actually incredibly easy to learn to operate. The idea of riding atop a moving hose sounds impossible, but the Jetovator provides such a stable platform that we train just about anyone to operate it safely and proficiently in 20 minutes. The Jetovator can attain forward speeds of 25 mph and riders can cruise for long distances should the choose to. The production Jetovator is limited to a height of 25 feet and can also dive under water up to 10-20 feet for durations. Riders can also perform freestyle tricks, but we recommend these only be attempted by well practiced operators in a safe environment clear of any other people or boats.
The Jetovator is very safe, thoroughly tested water sports accessory, but like any powered water sport it carries some risk. We highly recommend that both the PWC and Jetovator operator wear approved marine safety helmets in addition to their mandated life jackets. We also recommend that every Jetovator operator takes a minimum one hour training corse with an approved Jetovator trainer.