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Swiss pilot fly jetpacks over Dubai


With jet powered carbon fiber wings strapped to their backs, Swiss 'Jetmen' Yves Rossy and Vince Reffett, soar over the skies of Dubai.

Yves Rossy is known as the inventor of an individual jet pack which uses carbon-fiber wings for flight. Rossy developed and built a wing-suit system comprising a backpack equipped with semi-rigid aeroplane-type carbon-fiber wings—with a span of about 2.4 metres (7.9 ft)—powered by four Jet-Cat P200 jet engines modified from large kerosene-fueled model aircraft engines.

The jet-powered fun over Dubai starts innocently enough over the desert where the two twist, dive, and climb through a sunset-filled sky. The jetpacks, by the way, let Rossy and Reffet go more than 120 miles per hour. The result is a particularly dizzying action that makes that "balloon boy" video look stable, informs Lenta.ru with the reference to The Verge.

You might not know Yves Rossy by name, but there's a decent chance you've seen him before. He's one of the only people in the world with a working jetpack — and he's really good at flying it. We've seen him fly next to a B17 bomber, circle Mount Fuji, and soar over the Grand Canyon. But the man with the jetpack just released his most hair-raising video yet. By the way, the weight of the jetpack filled up with the aviation fuel reaches 55 kilos.

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