WATCH: Two Men in Jetpacks Fly Next to World's Largest Passenger Plane

A behind-the-scene video describes that the Jetmen had 10 minutes of fuel to keep up with the high-powered aircraft.

"We will be mosquitos flying with an eagle or a condor," Jetman Yves Rossy said in the video.

"To play with the a380... It is a big machine. We never flew with it before. We trained ourselves as much as possible but then when we see the helicopter there is this real part of unknown," Said Vince Reffett, Jetman Junior.

Organizers admitted there were a lot of risks with the mid-air meet-up. They spent months choreographing and storyboarding the stunt before taking to the sky. And safety was their highest priority.

"It became more of challenge and opportunity to show our skills," said Gareth Lloyd Evans, Manager of Flight Operations for the Emirates.

It looked kind of like a scene from James Bond movie; Two men in jetpacks meet up with a large Airbus A380 4,000 feet over Dubai.

It is a 1:39 of aerial action which shows experienced Jetman Dubai pilots Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet, wearing Kevlar wings and four jet engines strapped to their backs, jump from a helicopter to meet up with the world’s largest passenger aircraft piloted by Emirates Captain Abbas Shaban.

App users: Click here to watch the YouTube clip

At any given time, there were four aircraft plus the two Jetmen in airspace over the Palm Jumeirah, where the aerial acrobatics took place. They all had radio communication with each other.

App users: Click here to watch the YouTube clip

Up Next:


Up Next

  • WATCH: Two Men in Jetpacks Fly Next to World's Largest Passenger Plane
  • WATCH: Dog pushes shopping cart on grocery-shopping trip
  • 42 people injured in train collision in Upper Darby
  • Joint funeral planned for fallen Kissimmee officers
  • FOX News reports Pres. Trump to send 4,000 troops to Afghanistan
  • Arizona teen with terminal illness wants 100,000 birthday cards
  • Mother arrested for leaving kids in hot car while she drinks at bar
  • Police: 2-month-old boy killed by family dog in Houston
  • Americans are dazzled as eclipse turns day into night
  • Eclipse 2017 picture: Do you see Buddha, a man, or something else?