With the help of a suit with wings and a jet engine, Vince Refett took off to an altitude of 1800 meters and landed successfully.
Jetman Dubai Takeoff – 4K
The flight of the protégé Yves Rossi, in addition to lifting, included a number of maneuvers, turns and hovering.
Taking off from the Skydive runway in Dubai, Vince Refett took off to an altitude of 1.8 km in just 30 seconds, with an average speed of about 215 km / h. After reaching his goal, he used a parachute to land on which he descended for about three minutes.
Before setting a new record, the pilot flew over 50 preparatory flights and worked about 100 different takeoff and landing options to ensure the reliability of the safety system..
According to the Jetman engineering team, in the future they plan to make it possible to land safely without a parachute, but this will take a lot of effort and time..
Recent suit upgrades contributed to the new record. Yves Rossi, including an autonomous take-off and landing system that allows you to rise from the ground vertically and more powerful jet engines.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo and video: YouTube / XDubai