#HelloJetman was a carefully choreographed aerial show. It was performed over the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai skyline which involved the world’s largest passenger aircraft and the two experienced Jetman Pilots Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet.
The A380 aircraft was then joined by the Jetmen Dubai duo, experienced pilots and operators of the smallest jet propelled wing, who were deployed from a helicopter that hovered above the aircraft at 5,500 feet.
Adel Al Redha, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Emirates said: “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.
“It showcases how far human vision and ambition has, and can continue to push aviation’s boundaries.”
This was an unguarded ambition with the vision to push boundaries beyond the unthinkable of Jetman Dubai and Emirates A380 take to the skies of Dubai for an extraordinary formation flight.
As the largest passenger aircraft in the world, wake turbulence was the most significant risk to the Jetman during the flight and the force from the giant engines could have caused the Jetman to tumble dangerously out of control.The formation flight looks effortless in the short video, but the painstaking planning took months to prepare.
Pilot Yves Rossy from Jetman Dubai said: “I come from a background of piloting commercial aircraft and it was always a dream to fly without the constraints of being inside a cockpit.
“We are thrilled to partner with Emirates and would like to thank them for helping us turn yet another dream into reality.
“It was absolutely surreal flying alongside the biggest aircraft there is and we felt like mosquitos beside a gigantic eagle.”