It is with unimaginable sadness that we announce the passing of Jetman Pilot, Vincent (Vince) Reffet, who died on the morning of 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.
Vince Reffet is a well-known name in the world of skydiving and comes from a family of skydivers. He has achieved extraordinary, gravity-defying feats including a record-breaking BASE0jump from the world’s tallest building – Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – as well as a jump from 10,000 metres over Mont Blanc in France.
Vince Reffet has been trained and mentored by Yves ‘Jetman’ Rossy since 2009.
A native of France, the 30 year old Vince Reffet joined his country’s national Freefly team in 2002. In 2004, he was crowned as the Freefly World Champion. He won gold medals at the 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009 World Championships.
Over the years, he has developed into an athlete with a focus on BASE-jumping, canopy piloting, indoor skydiving, wingsuit flying and speed riding.