- Be aware that there are elements of risk in boating, skiing, and riding and hydro sport flying that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Know your ability level and stay within it.
- To increase your enjoyment of the sport of hydro flight, follow the “watersports responsibility code”.
It is your responsibility:
- To familiarize yourself with all of the applicable laws, the risks inherent in the sport, and the proper use of equipment.
- To know the waterways where you will be skiing, riding and flying. Not to ski, ride or most importantly fly, in shallow water, near shore, docks, pilings, swimmers, or other watercraft.
- Observe the environment and keep distance from any obstacles, your own watercraft, the power supply hose.
- Not to dive into unknown waters, if in any doubt, don’t dive!
- To always have a person other than the boat driver as an observer and agree on hand signals before starting.
- To always wear an approved Type III (PDF) Vest.
- To read your owner’s manuals and online updates, and inspect your equipment prior to each use.
- To fly within the limits of your ability. Always fly in control and at speeds appropriate for your ability.
- To always turn your ignition off when anyone is near the watercraft’s power drive unit.
- To never operate watercraft, ski or fly under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning from engine exhaust fumes may cause injury or death. Never “Platform Drag” or touch a swim platform while the engine is running.
Adapted for X-Jetpacks from the Water Sports Industry Association “Watersports Responsibility Code”