Real-life Iron Man? Sheikh Hamdan

Real-life Iron Man? Sheikh Hamdan. By Thomas Shambler.

Dubai’s Jetmen have made history once again: this time for the first 100% autonomous human flight (with vertical takeoff). …

Vice Reffet travelled over 100-metres in the first 8-seconds of the flight, reaching a height of 1,800-metres at the end of the 3-minute flight.

The latest mission … was the first time the pilots have taken off vertically. Typically, as in the last Jetman mission – over China’s Tianmen Mountains – the Jetmen must jump out of a helicopter before engaging their engines. …

The Jetman can reach speeds of more than 260kph — and travel for around 55 kilometres.