Holy Hell, that's quick .
The anti-gravity maniacs at Jetman Dubai reached an important milestone in the company on Friday. In one company, one of her pilots initially had a successful start near the ground, which then went into high altitude. All previous launches were from elevated platforms, i.e. H. helicopters and the like. This time, however, "Jetman" Vince Reffet shot like a real Iron Man straight from the runway at Skydive Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
A video of Reffet's feat was uploaded on Monday which you can see below. Now I know the click bait sounds, but I audibly snapped at the two and a half minute mark. It zooms so fast!
The manually controlled carbon fiber wingsuit he wears is powered by four mini jet engines. We have enough kick to shoot him more than 1
After Reffet did a roll and loop in his wingsuit (because that's just bad, I can only guess), he opened his parachute at a height of about 1,500 meters before landing safely on the ground again. The successful completion of the flight took approximately 50 preparatory runs and 100 take-offs and landings with one cable and with the additional security of a fall protection system.
“We are so happy that we have achieved this incredible flight. It is the result of extremely thorough teamwork, with every small step leading to great results, ”said Reffet in the statement . “Everything was planned in a split second and I was overjoyed with the progress. This is another step in a long-term project. “
The performance even caught the attention of the Crown Prince of Dubai, who congratulated the pilot.
“An important milestone on the way to a 100% autonomous human flight. Well done boys, ”said Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in an Instagram post .
The Jetman team's next goal? Do everything again, this time only without the parachute . Hey, if Tony Stark can, I'm sure you can too!