On October 13, two courageous and perhaps even slightly mad) men pulled of something that's never been done before. To shoot a commercial, Jetman and Jetman Junior took part in a visually stunning flight formation with Emirates A380 passenger plane. The video has appeared online last week.
Their showcase was carefully planned and every detail of the project was well and carefully thought of. The awe-insipiring footage revelaed Yves Rossy (Jetman) and Vince Reffet (Jetman Junior) as they share the sky over Dubai with the world's largest passenger plane.
Wearing custom-made flight suits, which reportedly weigh 55 kg each, they jumped off a helicopter flying at 1,676 meters to feature in a co-ordinated, choreographed formation with an Emirates Airbus A380 at an altitude of 1,219 meters above Dubai – at approximately 190 km/h.
Yves Rossy and Vince Reffetare were in constant contact with the Emirates pilot, to make sure they are flying safely. They were only able to fly for 10 minutes at a time, because a remarkable amount of power was required to go ''wing-in-wing'' with the Emirates A 380. There was no time nor place to make any mistakes in order to pull it off and make the needed shots for the commercial.
Yves Rossy from Switzerland is otherwise also known as the first person ever to fly a jet engine-powered wing.