He Made It!

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Dean O’Malley arrives in Avalon Harbor after a 4-plus-hour trip from Newport Beach by jetpack. Photo by Jim Collins
A tired but happy O’Malley steps ashore in Catalina. Photo by Jim Collins

Dean O’Malley put his jetpack and his dreams to the test, and yesterday made the 26-mile crossing from Newport Beach to Avalon using only his personal flying apparatus. O’Malley made the trip to commemorate Glenn Martin’s trip from Newport to Catalina 100 years ago, the first water-to-water airplane flight.

For more on O’Malley’s trip, with photos, see the Newport Indy on Friday.

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