From Mount Fuji, the Grand Canyon, to the Alps, Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet, experienced pilots and operators of the smallest jet propelled wings, have both made risky flights in various daring locations around the world. Last week, in a chilling video that lasted 1 minute and 39 seconds, the two marked a new adventure in their book as they take to the skies of Dubai for a formation flight held in partnership with Emirates. Flying over Palm Jumeirah with the city skyline as its backdrop, the aerial showcase saw the pair being deployed from a helicopter that hovered around Emirates’s A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, and later conducting formations on both sides of the aircraft.
“This display between man and machine celebrates the magic and beauty of flight, a feat which just over a hundred years ago would have seemed an impossible dream,” said Adel Al Redha, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Emirates. “It also showcases how far human vision and ambition has, and can continue to push aviation’s boundaries.”