the beginning of the brand new video looks like a standard industrial of a jumbo jet flying over Dubai, however then guys strapped with jetpacks come in from above and start flying in formation along the Airbus A380 jetliner.
The video, launched via the Emirates airline and Jetman Dubai, features adrenaline junkies Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet. the 2 guys have donned jetpacks in similar demonstrations in the past. for example, in 2012, Rossy flew alongside a B-17 bomber, and in 2013, he flew over Mount Fuji. earlier this 12 months, the group flew over Dubai.
To capture the jaw-dropping video, the A380 jetliner flew in maintaining patterns approximately 4,000 ft (1,200 meters) above the skyscrapers of Dubai. the two daredevils have been deployed from a helicopter soaring at 5,500 feet (1,seven hundred m), whilst a movie team flew in a helicopter about 1,000 ft (three hundred m) above the jetliner, in keeping with the Jetman website.
even though the jetpacks do consist of rockets, they may be more like wearable aircraft wings, with a carbon-fiber-based jet wing propelled with the aid of 4 turbine engines that produce about 88 lbs. (forty kilograms) of thrust. The jetpacks are able to flying at a cheek-jiggling 195 mph (314 km/h).
although jetpacks have graced the pages of sci-fi tales for a century, the futuristic tour alternative may also quickly turn out to be truth. several corporations have demonstrated jetpacks at exchange indicates in latest years. And in 2014, a jetpack-clad guy rocketed round within the atrium of the Ronald Reagan worldwide change center in Washington, D.C. any other agency, Martin aircraft Co., says it'll launch a fan-propelled, non-public flying device someday subsequent 12 months. And these days (Nov. five), another man demonstrated a jetpack as he soared by way of the Statue of Liberty.