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French Jetman dies in training accident

Old 18th Nov 2020, 08:58
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French Jetman dies in training accident

A French stuntman famous for airborne feats using jetpacks and carbon-fibre wing packs has been killed in a training accident in Dubai.

Vincent Reffet was part of the company Jetman Dubai.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-54982634
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Old 19th Nov 2020, 14:39
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I saw this news. It turns out he was one of the two guys that BASE jumped into a PC9. Red Bull video. Having seen the practice attempts at that, Iím amazed he lived this long!

A definite thrill seeker. Clearly not scared of anything.

RIP.
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Inverted the number, PC6. They, as do we all, have fear, addressing and confronting that fear is what breaths life into you. Nelson Mandela put it like this, "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear". An intense feeling of being alive comes after confronting your fears, far better than any orgasm.
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[QUOTE=megan;10930633. An intense feeling of being alive comes after confronting your fears, far better than any orgasm.[/QUOTE]
I know which I would rather have!
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