Jetman soars Ironman style!
The flying humans would be a reality soon, and that too Ironman style!
Daredevil Vince Reffet soared into the skies above Dubai in the latest “Jetman” stunt. He took off from the ground and climbed to 1,800metres (nearly 6,000 feet) in a feat similar to that of Marvel’s Iron Man.
Reffet and his collaborators, known as “Jetmen”, have literally scaled new heights with the help of jetpacks and carbon-fire wings, staging a series of aerial displays that send them tearing through the skies at breakneck speed.
In an awe-inspiring flight captured on viral video, the Frenchman hovered five metres above the crystal waters of Dubai’s coast before shooting off into the air and skimming the city’s skyline.
The Jetmen had previously launched themselves into the air by jumping down from high platforms.
Reffet’s carbon fibre wings are powered by four mini jet engines. The equipment, which is controlled by the pilot’s movements, is capable of reaching speeds of 400 kilometres (250 miles) per hour.
The Jetmen have pulled off a series of eye-popping flights in Dubai, soaring in tandem above the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa, and alongside an Emirates Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial airplane.