Jetmen Fly Over Dubai


Man has long been infatuated with flight. In this video, French pilots Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet, push the limits of jet-powered human flight, carving wicked turns over the sand and mirrored structures of Dubai.

The pair have spent a decade honing their skills with previous flights over iconic landmarks like English Channel, the Grand Canyon and the Swiss Alps. But their over-the top acrobatics seem like a natural fit carving over the ostentatious U.A.E. city-scape.

Mounted to the jet-pack’s 6-foot wingspan are four jet engines that enable the team to fly an average of 125mph and upwards of 185mph in a dive. Though the film makes it look like they can fly forever, their average flight is six to 13 minutes.

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Steve Graepel

Steve Graepel is a Contributing Editor and Gear Tester at GearJunkie. He has been writing about trail running, camping, skiing, and general dirtbagging for 10+ years. When not testing gear with GearJunkie, he is a Senior Medical Illustrator on the Neurosurgery Team at Mayo Clinic. Based in Boise, Idaho, Graepel is an avid trail runner, camper, angler, cyclist, skier, and loves to introduce his children to the Idaho outdoors.