June 5, 2023

Jetpack pilot set a new altitude record, soaring 1.8 km

Jetpack pilot set a new altitude record, soaring 1.8 km

Using a suit with wings and a jet engine, Vince Reffet took off at a height of 1800 meters and landed successfully.

The flight of the protege Yves Rossi includeda series of maneuvers, U-turns and hovering. Starting from the Skydive runway in Dubai, Vince Reffet took off to a height of 1.8 km in just 30 seconds, with an average speed of about 215 km / h. After reaching his goal, for landing he used a parachute on which he descended for about three minutes.

Before setting a new record, the pilot made more than 50 preparatory flights and worked about 100 different take-off and landing options to make sure the reliability of the security system.

According to the Jetman engineering team, in the future they plan to make safe landing without a parachute possible, but it will take a lot of effort and time.

Achievement of a new record contributed to recentmodernization of the suit by Yves Rossi, including an autonomous take-off and landing system, which allows vertical and more powerful jet engines to rise from the ground.

text: Ilya Bauer, photo and video: YouTube / XDubai