Vince Reffet (‘Jetman’ Pilot Dies At 36) Biography: Wiki, Age, Career, Death Cause, Investigation Details

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The French jetpack pilot, Vince Reffet, who flew for Jetman Dubai, died during training in an accident.

According to a statement from the company, posted on Facebook, the incident happened in Dubai on Tuesday morning local time. Said, “It is with unimaginable sadness that we announce the passing of Jetman Pilot, Vincent (Vince) Reffet, who died this morning, 17 November during training in Dubai.”

“Vince was a talented athlete and a much-loved and respected member of our team. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all those who knew and worked with him.”

“We are working closely with all relevant authorities and ask that you please keep Vince’s family in your thoughts and prayers.”

It is with unimaginable sadness that we announce the passing of Jetman Pilot, Vincent (Vince) Reffet, who died this…

Posted by Jetman on Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Age

He was 36 years old.

Career

Established by Rossy, Jetman Dubai sees its fliers zip across the sky with carbon-Kevlar wings that can fly 30 miles, have a top speed of around 250 mph, and can exceed 20,000 feet in altitude. In 2015 Reffet said, “It’s the sensation of freedom. Already, you know, when I am skydiving, I have like this feeling of freedom I can like pretty much go where I want but always going down,”

“With this machine … I can fly like a bird.”

 

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Earlier this year when he took off from the ground in Dubai and ascended to almost 6,000 feet in a feat reminiscent of Marvel’s “Iron Man,” according to Agence France-Presse, Reffet’s feats also went viral.

 

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BASE-jumped from the 2,716-foot-tall Burj Khalifa, setting a world record, as well. The acronym for construction, antenna, span, and earth is Foundation.

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Although competing as a skydiver, he won gold medals and even competed as an extreme Red Bull-sponsored competitor.

Reffet described the thrill of stunts such as zooming over the Swiss mountains in October, saying it left him feeling “sick to your stomach.”

Death Cause Details

Jetman Dubai spokesman Abdulla Binhabtoor told AFP that the 36-year-old from Annecy had been killed at his base in the desert outside the city of the Arab Sheikhdom.

Investigation Full Details

The General Civil Aviation Authority of the United Arab Emirates, which investigates all aviation accidents in the Seven Sheikhdoms Federation, did not immediately return a call to the Associated Press for comments.

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