Watch two 'Jetmen' fly alongside an A380 superjumbo
We have seen Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy (aka Jetman) fly his carbon fiber jet wing over Rio, and, extra lately, in tandem above Dubai together with his protege Jetman Vince Reffet. The newest video from the fearless aviators sees Rossy and Reffet share the skies with one thing just a little greater — an Emirates A380 airliner. The flight takes place, as soon as once more, over the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai skylines, because the duo little question give the A380 pilot fixed hear palpitations as they deftly manoeuvre across the aircraft (y’know, with its jet intakes and all that).
As insane because the stunt might look, it was, in fact, rigorously choreographed. Cruising at simply four,000 (“simply” for the aircraft, that is fairly excessive for flying individuals) the trio flew in two holding patterns whereas a fourth object within the sky (the movie crew in a helicopter) stored distance a 1,000 ft above. The A380 could not be extra totally different from the jet wings worn by the pilots although. The Emirates craft pumps out 70,000 kilos of thrust per engine with a max velocity of 490 knots, making the wearable-wing’s 88 kilos and one hundred seventy knots appear to be a light breeze as compared.