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Man uses jetpack to fly above Dubai skyline

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Published on February 17, 2020 at 15.10

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Dubai has achieved a major milestone in the field of human flight after a man flew above the Dubai skyline using a jetpack.
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Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, shared a video on his Instagram handle showcasing Dubai's Jetman as it takes off from a platform.
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In the short clip, the man lifts off from the ground completely unassisted as he takes flight.
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After hovering over the water, he then sets off with the JBR skyline in the backdrop. Bluewaters Island and Ain Dubai can also be seen for a brief moment.
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He then flies into the sunset and the clip concludes. It is then revealed that this is the result of Jetman Dubai's efforts to pioneer human flight.
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Sheikh Hamdan commended the men behind the feat. "A major milestone in the quest to achieve 100% autonomous human flight. Well done boys," he said on Instagram.
 
 
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