City in the Sky

The ‘Jet Men’ and the Principles of Flight Explained

Clip: Episode 2 | 1m 41s

The ‘Jet Men’ rely on the same fundamental laws of physics that underpin flight for even the biggest jet-liners. Unlike your average flight though, they start by leaping from a helicopter to build up enough speed and lift to keep them airborne. It’s a high-risk operation, and has taken years of training to achieve.

Aired: 02/15/17

Rating: TV-PG

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