World news – CA – French « Getman » was killed in a training accident in Dubai


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France Press agency

French runner in a winged suit Vince Rivette during a photo session in Paris on September 22, 2020. (French Press Agency)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates –
Frenchman Vince Rivette, part of the « Jetman » team that conducted pioneering acrobatics over Dubai using jet bags and carbon-fiber wings, was killed in a training accident on Tuesday, a spokesman said..

The Jetmans flew a series of exciting flights over Gulf City, flying in tandem over the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, as well as the Emirates Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial airliner.. .

« It is with unimaginable sadness that we announce the death of pilot Vincent (Vince) Revit, who died this morning November 17 during a training in Dubai, » Jetman Dubai spokesman Abdullah bin Habtoor told AFP.. .

At the age of thirty-six, Vince was a talented athlete and a beloved and respected member of our team.. Our hearts and prayers are with his family and everyone who knows him and works with him.

The accident, which occurred at the Rift Air Force Base in the desert outside the city, is now under investigation.

Rivette’s exploits sprung up earlier this year, with a video of him taking off from the ground and ascending 1,800 meters (nearly 6,000 feet) above the Dubai waterfront, in a feat reminiscent of Marvel’s Iron Man and was hailed as the first in the world..

The Frenchman flew five meters above the waters of the coast of Dubai before taking off into the air and upending the cityscape.

The carbon fiber Reffet wings are powered by four small jet engines. The equipment, controlled by the pilot, is able to reach speeds of up to 400 kilometers (250 miles) per hour.

Last year, Revit and Fujin also flew through the famous « Gate of Heaven » pass in the mountains of China’s Hunan Province. .

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World News – California – French « Getman » killed in a training accident in Dubai


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