The world of extreme sports pays tribute to Vince Reffet, Jetman flight died in an accident in Dubai
Jetman flight died in an accident during Dubai training. November 17
Vince Reffet, member of the legendary Soul Flyers duo with Fred Fugen, made the planet dream with his incredible flying exploits.
Vince Reffet is one half of the Soul Flyers, a duo who have led the way in the world of aerial adventures for well over a decade. He is pretty much inseparable from his skydiving partner in crime Frédéric Fugen. Together they have led the way in the world of skydiving for over a decade and have consistently delivered extraordinary, gravity-defying feats.
'Flying man' Vince Reffet, author of spectacular feats with his Soul Flyers sidekick Fred Fugen in wingsuit or jetman flight, died in an accident during training, a spokesperson for Jetman said Dubai.
36-year-old Vince Reffet was known to have entered a mid-air plane in 2017, but also to have soared from the tallest tower in the world, the Burj Khalifa (828m) in Dubai, flying at alongside an Emirates A380 or alongside the Patrouille de France in 2016.
The exploits of the sportsman, a former member of the France skydiving team and associated for 20 years with Fugen (41), went viral at the start of the year, with a video of him taking off from the ground and taking off at 1,800 meters above sea level, a world first. To accomplish this feat, Vince Reffet was fitted with a carbon fiber wing powered by four mini jet engines. Controlled by the human body, the equipment enables the Jetman to reach speeds of 400 km / h, hover, change direction and perform loops.
From an early age, both boys were introduced to the multidimensional aerial world, as both their parents were veteranmed their supremacy in the sport by winning gold at two further World Championships in 2006 and 2008. In fact, the duo remained utterly unbeaten between 2004 and 2009. In that time, they have also proven adept at BASE-jumping, canopy piloting, extreme landings, wind tunnel skydiving, wingsuit flying and speed riding.
As well as their phenomenal feats, both athletes have had a number of film and television roles and now mentor other elite skydivers who hope to one day become half as good as them! In 2015, Reffet also became a protégé of 'Jetman' Yves Rossy, when he was invited to fly like a superhero in a twin formation flight with the Jetman jet-powered wings, soaring up to 200kph over the Burj Khalifa, The Palm Jumeirah and the Liwa desert.
He made the entire planet dream by jumping from the tallest tower in the world, by flying over Mont-Blanc or in the company of the Patrouille de France ... At 36, Vince Reffet, member of the legendary duo of the extreme planet with Fred Fugen, disappeared Tuesday during a Jetman training (a motorized wing that can fly up to 400 km / h) in Dubai. The entire planet of extreme and outdoor sports pays homage to him.
Jetman Dubai spokesperson Abdallah ben Habtour spoke of "a talented athlete, and a much loved and respected member of our team." Many hail a "legend", a "source of inspiration", a "modern superhero"
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