Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Humans Fly Among Mighty Air Force Jets

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.

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