Dubai’s Jetmen soar over China to promote Expo 2020 Dubai

‘Mission: Human Flight’ sees the French daredevils in action over Tianmen Mountain

Two Jetmen soar through the skies over China in a new video campaign to promote Expo 2020 Dubai.

Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen fly as low as 50 metres from the ground around Tianmen Mountain in the first stunt for Mission: Human Flight.

The project aims to demonstrate what can be achieved with technology and nerves of steel, along with promoting Dubai’s hosting of the world fair next year.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, was first to share a video of the stunt in central China’s Hunan Province with his followers on Sunday.

The duo’s next destination is yet to be revealed but China was described as ‘Mission 1’.

Highly-skilled Reffet and Fugen are working with Ahmed Hassan Al Shehhi, a skydive pro who aims to become the first Emirati to don the rocket pack next year.

The Frenchmen work with Swiss former military pilot Yves Rossy, who invented the carbon-fiber Jetman pack.

The 59-year-old was most recently in action over the Dolomites in Italy in June, flying the yellow and black colours of Sheikh Hamdan’s XDubai adventure sports firm.

The winged jetpack can reach speeds of more than 260kph and travel for about 55 kilometres.

Updated: November 24, 2019 06:22 PM



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