Australian-based firm 1800Jetpack.com will bring its stunt team to Gladstone for the first time, with shows on Saturday and Sunday.
Australian-based firm 1800Jetpack.com will bring its stunt team to Gladstone for the first time, with shows on Saturday and Sunday. Contributed

Jetpack firm uses festival to test waters for business

WE may not having flying cars yet, but technology has advanced enough to give us jetpacks - and they'll be on display at the Gladstone Harbour Festival this weekend.

Australian-based firm 1800Jetpack.com will bring its stunt team to Gladstone for the first time, with shows on Saturday and Sunday.

The firm is the world's largest operator of water powered devices, offering the public an adrenalin-fuelled opportunity to hire a jetpack, flyboard or jetovator on the Gold and Sunshine coasts, Sydney, Newcastle and Perth.

Chief pilot Ritchie Gregg said the firm was excited to be invited to the festival.

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He said 1800Jetpack.com would be using the weekend to test the waters for a permanent hire operation to bring the adventure tourism market to the area.

You can check out the jetpack action over the Gladstone harbour on Saturday at noon and 5.30pm, and Sunday at 10am and 1pm, with the best viewing spots at Spinnaker Park and behind the markets.



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