Jetpack-Wearing Daredevils Yves Rossy And Vince Reffet Fly Alongside Airliner Over Dubai
Jetpack pros Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet – known together as Jetman – used their jetpacks to fly over Dubai alongside an airliner.
Yves Rossy And Vince Reffet Fly Jetpacks Over Dubai
Rossy and Reffnet performed the stunt with a Emirates A380 for a promotional video for Dubai’s Emirates Airline. In their risky airborne maneuvers, the daredevils fly just a few feet away from the jumbo jet’s wings after using their “jet-propelled wings” to catch up to the plane at an altitude of 5,500 feet, reported NBC News. The stunt lasted just a few minutes when Rossy and Reffnet broke away.
“Jetman Dubai & @Emirates don’t set the bar high, they soar above it,” a picture on the Jetman Instagram page is captioned. “Hit the link in the bio! Be ready to be amazed by the incredible performance of Yves Rossy & @VinceReffet flying in formation with #EmiratesA380! #HelloJetman #XDubai @airbus.”
Rossy, a Swiss pilot and inventor, is no stranger to daring stunts. In the past, he’s flown over the Grand Canyon and Japan’s Mount Fuji, and alongside a B17 bomber. The design for the jetpack that takes him into the skies is his own. Powered by four attached jet engines, the contraption that made the latest feat possible can reach speeds of 185 miles per hour.
For his flight alongside the Emirates plane with parachutist Refett, Rossy took three months to “diligently plan and coordinate every detail.”