Watch dudes in jetpacks soar majestically over Dubai

An unreal sight to see.


Dylan Love

Internet Culture

Published May 12, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 8:46 pm CDT

Here is what daredevil duo Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet look like as they cut up the skies over Dubai in jet-powered wings (basically, jetpacks):

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Rossy is known the world around for his high-altitude hijinks, having flown in formation with an airplane in December. Here’s what that looked like.

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This time flying with his protege Riffet, he carves wicked arcs through over Dubai to showcase what these wings are capable of. This is the first time that jet-powered wings have been operated so closely together at these speeds, and it looks like a transcendental experience.

The gear required for such stunts weighs 110 pounds, begins operation at a height around of 7,000 feet, and accelerates to 120 miles per hour. Wild.

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Photo via XDubai/YouTube screenshot

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*First Published: May 12, 2015, 2:07 pm CDT