Jetpacks Chase Airbus Over Dubai: Watch two Jetmen fly alongside a massive “A380”

Jetpacks Chase Airbus Over Dubai: Watch two Jetmen fly alongside a massive A380

AIRBUS A380 races two men in jetpack suits in James Bond-style chase over Dubai.

Jetman Yves Rossy and his protégé Vince Reffet are back for more jet pack action. The pair have recorded a new video showing them soaring and diving around an Emirates A380 jumbo jet (technically a super jumbo jet, as it’s even wider than the Boeing 747 that was first given the jumbo nickname). We’ve previously seen the pair use their custom rigs to fly next to a B17 bomber, rocket over the Grand Canyon, and, in a similar stunt, take to the skies above Dubai just for the thrill of it.

Of course, this is really just a commercial for Dubai’s Emirates airline, but that doesn’t mean it’s not also a devilishly impressive feat.

The A380 — the world’s largest passenger aircraft — flew at height of 4,000 feet while Rossy and Reffet took up positions above, below, and around the plane, filmed by a circling helicopter. “While the formation flight looked effortless on film, painstaking planning and meticulous collaboration with an intense focus on safety drove all efforts,” say the Jetman duo on their website. Now if only they were allowed to fly over New York or London.