- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The company that fought for a year for permission to allow wearers of its water-propelled jetpacks to fly around Newport Beach harbor is pulling out of the city.

Jetpack America President Dean O’Malley says he made the decision to leave Newport Beach because of what the company considers overly restrictive conditions on its permit.

The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday (https://lat.ms/2dXshFQ ) that Nov. 13 is expected to be Jetpack America’s last day in the harbor. It will continue to operate in Las Vegas and San Diego.

Harbor Resources Manager Chris Miller said staff is simply executing what the City Council asked.

The council voted last year to allow one jetpack business to operate in the harbor and prohibit others.

Jetpacks are typically worn like backpacks. They use pressurized water to lift users upward.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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