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Dubai Crown Prince Has Posted a Video which Shows a Pilot Flying an Iron Man-Like Jet Pack '5,000ft above the Ground at 150mph'

Incredible video footage shows a brave pilot soaring above the Dubai skyline at 150 miles per hour using a jet pack similar to the Marvel superhero Iron Man, The Daily Mail reports. 

Like something out of a Hollywood blockbuster, French skydiver Vince Reffet is seen strapped to the device which takes off from a launchpad. 

After a brief period to stabilise over the water, he rapidly flies off and reaches a top speed of 150 miles per hour before pulling his parachute at an altitude of 4,900ft.  

In just eight seconds after taking off, he's already reached 100 metres in height.

In 12 seconds he reached 655 feet (200 metres) and in 19 seconds he had reached 1640 feet (500 metres).

After half a minute, Reffet had reached 1,000 metres, travelling at an average speed of 150 miles per hour (around 130 knots).

The unconventional jet pack is controlled from the ground and capable of hovering, changing direction and performing loops. 

The 'Jet Wing' jetpack is the project of Jetman Dubai, which aims to 'create a future for individuals flying with jet wings' and 'change the way we experience the world'.

The company aims to achieve 100 per cent autonomous human flight by 2020. 

The video was posted by Dubai Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on his Instagram account.



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