2 Guys With Jetpacks Fly Next to a Plane Over Dubai, Because Dubai

Published On 11/05/2015 Published On 11/05/2015

"We will be mosquitoes flying with an eagle, or a condor."

That's how pilot Yves Rossy, who's known as Jetman, described the scale of flying with another pilot on jetpacks -- in formation -- with the world's largest passenger airliner over Dubai. In a stunning video by XDubai, you can watch as Rossy and Vince Reffet rocket through the air insanely close to an Emirates-owned Airbus A380, which spans an insane 238ft long. Along with being downright breathtaking, the incredible flight formation over the skyline of the United Arab Emirates city made aviation history, according to the airline. And it's probably the most Dubai thing to ever happen to Dubai.

Emirates also released a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the stunt, which you can watch below.

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and would love to fly on a jetpack someday. Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.



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