Jetman Dubai pilot Vincent Reffet dies in accident


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On 17 November, Frenchman Vincent Reffet (36) died during training in Dubai. In 2014, the stuntman beat the world-record by base-jumping off the 828-meters-high Burj Khalifa. On 13 October 2015, the Jetman Dubai duo (Vincent Reffet and Yves Rossy) took to the skies for an extraordinary formation flight.

The Emirates A380 and Jetman Dubai take to the skies of Dubai for an unprecedented formation flight

After the Airbus A380 formation flight, Vincent Reffet said: “This is yet another historic flight for the Jetman Dubai team and we are so happy and thankful to be part of something this incredible. We spent a long time preparing, going over every tiny detail in the quest for perfecting our first formation flight with the Emirates A380 aircraft.

It is incredibly humbling to be a part of what is such a significant achievement for Dubai and the Jetman team.”

On social media, the Jetman Dubai team honored Vincent Reffet: “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all those who knew and worked with him.

We are working closely with all relevant authorities and ask that you please keep Vince’s family in your thoughts and prayers.”

Bart Noëth: Since 1996, I have been working in the Belgian airline industry, from a weekend job as a cabin aircraft cleaner to a flight attendant. After the demise of Sabena - in 2001, I created a website called www.luchtzak.be, originally a meeting place for plane spotters and aviation freaks. Since 2017, the website changed into a professional news site. Next to aviation, I love to travel, wine and dine and enjoy my time off(-line) with my girlfriend, friends and family. My favourite football squad is KV Mechelen, I am an Ironman 70.3 finisher and my ambition is to complete a full Ironman.
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