After watching this video, you will be utterly speechless.
Professional Swiss pilot Yves Rossy has used his ingenuity to achieve one of humanity’s oldest dreams: the ability to fly. And we’re not talking airplanes or even spaceships, but individual flight that not even Icarus dared to dream of.
The 55-year-old former Swiss Air Force fighter pilot is the inventor of an individual jetpack with carbon wings, allowing the lucky few who have been able to test one the unique and unparalleled experience to truly soar in the skies.
Rossy’s personal jetpack consists of two wings, measuring a total of six-and-a-half feet in length and weighing about 120 lbs, plus four JetCat P200 engines. The jetpack’s average speed is about 124 mph, with a velocity of 112 mph at ascent and descends at 186 mph. Total flight time can currently last between six and 13 minutes.
As for the feeling behind flying, Rossy says,
“It’s a mix of fear and adrenaline that we turn into good energy, into power.”
In this incredible video, watch Rossy and his protege Vince Reffet turn the skies above Dubai into their personal playground as they soar over desert, ocean, and metropolis. The coolest part? Watching them fly in circles around the spire of the Burj Khalifa. I got chills.
See for yourself! What would you give to try this?
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No– it’s the future. How soon until everybody has a personal jetpack?