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Johnnie Faye Carthwright, 20, a flight instructor assistant, demonstrates flying using a JetLev, a water-powered Jetpack flying machine in the Newport Beach harbor on Sept. 25, 2012 in Newport Beach, Calif.

Dean O'Malley, president of JetLev, will attempt to establish a new world record for flight of the JeLev by making a 26 mile open ocean crossing from Newport Beach to Avalon, Catalina Island on Sept. 29, 2012.

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