(CBSLA.com) — Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s a man with a jetpack!
A stunning video is sweeping the internet featuring two men strapped to jetpacks soaring alongside an Emirates Airlines Airbus. It’s been viewed more than four million times on YouTube.
The Emirates A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, glides 4,000 feet over Dubai when the two winged Jetman Dubai pilots enter the frame and catch up to the Airbus.
Pilots Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet worked with Emirates for three months to get this project to take flight.
Viewers online couldn’t help but compare the jetpack to the device that launched the lead character in the 1991 film “The Rocketeer.”
“The Rocketeer” captivated viewers with the idea of a man strapping on a jetpack and taking flight to perform feats of heroism. The film, featuring Billy Campbell and Jennifer Connelly, was shot in Southern California and featured landmarks such as the Griffith Observatory, Ennis House, the Santa Maria Airport and the Bulldog Cafe.