I’m not sure exactly when this happened, but apparently there was some huge leap forward in jetpack technology when I wasn’t paying attention, and now videos like Jetman Dubai exist. It shows two guys (“Jetman Yves Rossy and his protege, Jetman Vince Reffet”) flying around the city of Dubai in jetpacks – not quite up to the James Bond/George Jetson standard, but close.
Jetman Dubai is said to “mark a new milestone in the chapter of human flight,” which makes me feel a little bit better about not knowing about the whole jetpack advancement situation. And it is indeed an exciting video, as only a video showing humans flying around through the air could be – with one of the most visually spectacular cities on Earth as a backdrop (apparently there’s something attractive about Dubai to people who definitely aren’t afraid of heights).
You can watch Jetman Dubai for yourself below. And for more, check out the official Jetman YouTube channel right here.
Here’s the video: