Two experienced pilots Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet take to the skies with the Emirates A380 in Dubai for an unprecedented formation flight, in the history of flying, if you like!
This was part of showing extraordinary formation flight which showcased just how far aviation has come.
These breathtaking formations were conducted over the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai skyline with Burj Khalifa in the background.
The carefully choreographed aerial showcase involved the world’s largest passenger aircraft flying at 4,000 feet in two holding patterns.
The A380 aircraft was then joined by the Jetmen Dubai duo, experienced pilots and operators of the smallest jet propelled wing, who were deployed from a helicopter that hovered above the air craft at 5,500 feet.
To ensure precision of the Emirates and Jetman Dubai display, the Emirates pilots, Flight Operation managers, and Air Traffic Controllers worked together to discuss the smallest details of the mission at hand, taking into account air traffic, areas over flown, potential wind and weather.