Jetman Dubai, the brand behind the first man in history to independently fly using a jet-engine powered carbon fibre wing, is the subject of a new documentary
Jetman Dubai, the brand behind the first man in history to independently fly using a jet-engine powered carbon fibre wing, is the subject of a new documentary to be released next year.
Released on action sports brand XDubai’s YouTube channel, a 4-minute teaser for upcoming documentary, LOFT: The Jetman Story, provides a glimpse at a Jetman world-first and steps made towards autonomous personal flights.
The teaser shows a Jetman Dubai pilot launching from the ground and a mountain top in Hellesylt, Norway - a notable progression from Jetman Dubai’s earlier helicopter launches.
The teaser shows Jetman Dubai pilots Yves Rossy, Vince Reffet and the newest addition to the team, Fred Fugen, perform various stunts including a triple Jetman flight formation.
The teaser is the first hint of the progression of the Jetman Dubai and XDubai partnership since the two brands joined forces to make global headlines in 2015 with the world’s first twin Jetman formation of Rossy and Reffet over the skies of Dubai.
This was followed by another jaw-dropping feat that saw Rossy and Reffet fly alongside an Emirates Airline A380 later that same year.
“Jetman is the true embodiment of the XDubai ethos, defy your limits,” said Mohammed Javad, general manager of XDubai. “We have been working closely with Jetman Dubai to not only collaborate in documenting the Jetman story, but also to work towards realising the impossible as showcased in this spectacular teaser. The success of Jetman Dubai taking off from the ground is just the beginning of what is next.”
The teaser also includes scenes of the trio soaring over 31km of land over the Romsdalen Valley, as well as a flight that sees them looping in formation in front of Norway’s famed Troll Wall, Europe’s tallest vertical mountain wall.
Currently in production, the documentary is directed by Anthony August, an American film director, writer and producer who has been working with Dubai Film and Jetman Dubai since 2013. The film is being produced by Perch Pictures in association with Dubai Film.
Alongside the upcoming documentary, Jetman Dubai will also launch a new website in early 2019.For all the latest tech news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.