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Jet Men

Check out these daredevils who have taken air travel a step further. Yves Rossy, and Vince Reffet, who are known as the Jetmen have been all over the internet recently with their newest stunt. The stunt shows both the Jetmen flying beside an Emirates A380 passenger plane over the Dubai skyline.

The men were seen 4,000 feet off the ground with nothing but jet-packs, flying at speeds of up to 120mph.

The pair, who were deployed from a helicopter that hovered above the aircraft at 5,500 feet, then conduct formations on both sides of the aircraft before joining on one side and then breaking away.

Their custom built flight suits weigh around 55kg with a wing span of 2 meters. They flew over Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai skyline and the Burj Khalifa.

Rossy said: 'I come from a background of piloting commercial aircraft and it was always a dream to fly without the constraints of being inside a cockpit.

'Vince and I are thrilled to partner with Emirates and would like to thank them for helping us turn yet another dream into reality.

'It was absolutely surreal flying alongside the biggest aircraft there is and we felt like mosquitoes beside a gigantic eagle.'

Vince Reffet said: 'This is yet another historic flight for the Jetman Dubai team and we are so happy and thankful to be part of something this incredible.

'We spent a long time preparing, going over every tiny detail in the quest for perfecting our first formation flight with the Emirates A380 aircraft.

'It is incredibly humbling to be a part of what is such a significant achievement for Dubai and the Jetman team.'

Adel Al Redha, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Emirates said: 'This display between man and machine celebrates the magic and beauty of flight, a feat which just over a hundred years ago would have seemed an impossible dream.

'It also showcases how far human vision and ambition has, and can continue to push aviation's boundaries.

'A spectacular formation flight like this is unprecedented, but as with all of Emirates' operations, every aspect was painstakingly evaluated and practiced in our simulators to address all possible contingencies.'

This is just incredible, I would love for these to be the only way of transport. You would get to the shops in no time.

Check out the video below of the Jetmen flying next to a Emirates A380 passenger plane.


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