Video Of The Week - 'Jetmen' Rossy And Reffet Soar Over Dubai Skies In First Ever Twin Human Formation

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In the last 15 years, Yves Rossy has used his amazing jetpack wings to soar over the Grand Canyon, fly alongside an F-17 bomber and even circle Japan's Mt. Fuji. However, his latest flight in Dubai surpasses them all. That's because this time the adventurer joined forces with his protégé, 31-year-old skydiver and base jumper Vince Reffet, to do what no human has accomplished before - fly in formation!

The video that was released on May 11th, begins with the adventurers soaring over Dubai's beautiful desert dunes at average speeds of 200 k/h (124 m/h). While that is certainly mesmerizing, what is even more so is when the two explore the city's impressive skyline side by side, using perfectly synchronized body movements to steer themselves.

Rossy, a former fighter pilot, has been developing and refining his jet-propelled wings for over two decades. Over the years, he has created 15 different prototypes. The latest version which weighs 120-pounds is made from airplane-type carbon fiber and powered by four Jet-Cat P200 kerosene-burning engines, similar to those used in model airplanes. According to Rossy, they provide enough power to cover a flight distance of 50 kilometers. The wings, which fold at the hinges, open up as the wearer leaps off the plane from an altitude of 7,000 feet. The flier then has to uses his/her body and a hand throttle to maneuver the flight.

In addition to establishing a record, Reffet also walked away with another bragging right. He is only the second person in the world to have flown using Rossy's jetpack. However, that is about to change. That's because Rossy who recently moved his headquarters to Dubai, soon plans to share his amazing wings and flying skills with anyone that is interested in soaring the skies!

Resources: forbes.com, rt.com, jetman.com

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425 Comments
  • and manFriday, May 31, 2019 at 3:51 pm
    so cool rad
    • fire dragonWednesday, March 20, 2019 at 6:36 pm
      cool
      • isaac hWednesday, March 20, 2019 at 6:35 pm
        cool
        • tank loverWednesday, November 7, 2018 at 12:19 pm
          want one
          • thesupermaster
            thesupermasterFriday, December 21, 2018 at 1:42 am
            i love jetpacks
          • vymikanewivene
            vymikanewiveneWednesday, November 7, 2018 at 8:26 am
            i have never ben to texas
            • te xasMonday, November 5, 2018 at 10:21 am
              ived been to texas
              • RyanthemosquitoWednesday, October 24, 2018 at 5:38 pm
                Wait till he makes a version of that thing that takes off from the flippin ground! that would be insanely SICK!!!!!
                • wild dog9Monday, October 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm
                  i have been to dubai
                  • wolfdog
                    wolfdogThursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:27 am
                    oh my god that is so dangerous
                    • little jimmyThursday, August 30, 2018 at 9:12 am
                      OK THATS SICKK DUDE!! :D