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In pictures: Jetman soar over the skies of Dubai

The stunt took place on February 14, when Vince Reffet took off over Jumeirah Beach Residence. Reffet travelled over 100-metres in the first 8-seconds of the flight, reaching a height of 1,800-metres at the end of the 3-minute flight.

In pictures: Jetman soar over the skies of Dubai

Dubai’s Jetman have made history once again: this time for the first 100% autonomous human flight.  Image: Matthieu Courtois

In pictures: Jetman soar over the skies of Dubai

‘Jetman’ taking off from X-Dubai’s Dubai Marina location, and then soaring up into the air over JBR. Image: Matthieu Courtois

In pictures: Jetman soar over the skies of Dubai

This marks the first time one of the Jetman has been able to takeoff straight up in the air, more typical of Marvel’s Iron Man. Image: Sebastian Opitz

In pictures: Jetman soar over the skies of Dubai

The latest mission – which is supported by Expo 2020 – was the first time the pilots have taken off vertically. Image: Sebastian Opitz

In pictures: Jetman soar over the skies of Dubai

The stunt took place on February 14, when Vince Reffet took off over Jumeirah Beach Residence. Image: Sebastian Opitz

In pictures: Jetman soar over the skies of Dubai

Reffet travelled over 100-metres in the first 8-seconds of the flight, reaching a height of 1,800-metres at the end of the 3-minute flight. Image: Sebastian Opitz

In pictures: Jetman soar over the skies of Dubai

The Jetman Dubai project aims to demonstrate what can be done when technology and nerves of steel combine.  Image: Sebastian Opitz

In pictures: Jetman soar over the skies of Dubai

The Jetman can reach speeds of more than 260kph – and travel for around 55 kilometres.  Image: Sebastian Opitz