It might look like a stunt from a superhero film but, in a world first, three men and eight French Air force planes have flown alongside each other in a spectacular formation.
The Patrouille de France are known for their skillful aerobatic demonstrations but have gone above and beyond with The Jetmen; Yves Rossy, Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen.
The stunt flight over the South of France involved 16 different aircraft and lasted for about nine minutes. The display team and Jetmen flew together at an altitude of 1200 m and a speed of 140 knots. According to Fugen, the men came within five meters of the aircraft.
An aerial view taken from a sea plane shows Swiss pilot and original Jetman Yves Rossy (front) and Vince Reffett flying over Dubai's Palm Island, Dubai.