Winged Jetpackers Fly In Formation With Fighter Jets For The First Time

November 29, 2016

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Note: Actual footage, not a scene from Iron Man 7.

This is a video of jetpackers Yves Rossy, Vincent Reffet, and Fred Fugen flying in formation with the Patrouille De France, the French Air Force's precision flying team. Apparently this is the first time this has ever been done, although I would have done it much sooner if I had access to a jetpack. I would have also been the first person to attempt to breach the atmosphere with a jetpack. Amazingly, none of these three daredevils died in a fireball after attempting to mount one of the jets from behind like two eagles making love in the sky. That would have been hard to resist. I mean, you're there, the plane's jet exhaust port is right there... "Wait -- where are you going?" Where the hell do you think I'm going? "To the Air And Space Museum?" *wink and finger gun*

Keep going for the video while I bundle as many fireworks together as I can and tape them to my backpack.

Thanks to Brian A, who's more into helicopters. Hey, to each their own.

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