The video was shared by Crown Prince of Dubai which shows the "Jetman" took off on the runway at Skydive Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and then flew up to almost 6,000 feet in altitude at 150 miles per hour using a jet pack similar to the Marvel superhero Iron Man.
The video released by the company showed their pilot Vince Reffet soaring high towards the sky and within eight seconds, Reffet reached the height of 100 meters, in 12 seconds 200 meters, 19 seconds 500 meters, and soared as high as 1000 meters in 30 seconds. The team says it's reached a major milestone with its Iron Man-like jet suit, flying almost 6,000 feet in altitude from a standing start and working hovers, turns and maneuvers into the mix, too.
Hovering, performing stops, turns and backward moves will be controlled by the human body. The flight was three minutes long in total.
The take-off is spectacular!
Previous Jetman mission saw jetpack pilots jump out of a helicopter before engaging their engines.
This is for the first time that the Jetman has been able to take off straight up in the air, defying gravity. And the team went through 50 practice flights and over 100 take offs and landings to get to this stage.
The team is next planning to repeat the tests without having to use the parachute, that is, landing with the same system that makes them take off.
Regarding the issue, Reffet said, "We are very happy to have performed this incredible flight. It's the result of extremely thorough teamwork, where each small step generated huge results", said the pilot, Vince Reffet, in a statement.
"Everything was planned to the split second", he added. "It's being worked on".
Tony Stark might have destroyed his Iron Man suits in Iron Man 3 (solely to carry out an entire new line in Avengers: Age of Ultron), however Jetman Dubai's Iron Man-like goals of autonomous human flight are realer than ever.
The Jetman Dubai project aims to demonstrate what can be done when technology and nerves of steel combine.