Emirates Airline and Jetman Dubai greeted the Dubai air show in spectacular fashion with a formation flight over the Palm Jumeirah district.

Pilots Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet joined the Airbus aircraft while flying at 4,000ft in two holding patterns.

“It was absolutely surreal flying alongside the biggest aircraft there is and we felt like mosquitos beside a gigantic eagle,” says Rossy.

“I come from a background of piloting commercial aircraft and it was always a dream to fly without the constraints of being inside a cockpit.”

During the flight, the Emirates A380 flew at a weight 350t (the maximum weight of an A380 is 575t), with wake turbulence the most significant risk to the Jetman duo during the flight.

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Source: FlightGlobal.com