Last week the skies of Dubai played host to a world first aviation display courtesy of Emirates.
The formation flight was the product of months of hard work and dedication, meticulously planning the highly choreographed aerial showcase.
The final product saw the world’s largest passenger aircraft flying at 4,000 feet in two holding patterns. The airliner was then joined by the daring Jetmen Dubai duo who were dropped from a helicopter hovering at 5,500 feet.
Adel Al Redha, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Emirates said: “This display between man and machine celebrates the magic and beauty of flight, a feat which just over a hundred years ago would have seemed an impossible dream. It also showcases how far human vision and ambition has, and can continue to push aviation’s boundaries. A spectacular formation flight like this is unprecedented, but as with all of Emirates’ operations, every aspect was painstakingly evaluated and practiced in our simulators to address all possible contingencies.”
Watch the incredible footage of their unprecedented feat below.
Would you be game enough to try this for yourself?