Gigglebit: just two blokes in jetpacks flying in formation (4K video)

13 Dec 2014

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note. Today, two men blasting around the desert in jetpacks, as you do.

You know what is cool, two blokes flying in formation around the Dubai desert in jetpacks.

It looks very much like a scene from the forthcoming Star Wars movie, but in fact it is real and it happened.

This 4K video shows Swiss ex-fighter pilot and Guinness Book record holder Yves Rossy – aka Jetman – pushing the boundaries of aviation by completing a sensational formation flight with aerobatics champion Veres Zoltán.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years