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Jetman

 1. When was the first time you travelled by plane ? If you suffer from aviophobia what does it mean ?

 2. Watch the short film. Who is Jetman ?

 3. What do these words mean ? Use your translator to find out.

 

playground

freedom

future

exploring

insane

passion

autonomous

gratifying

skyline

concentration

extension

realization

4. Watch and listen to the video once again and try to fill in the missing answers from the text below on a seperate sheet of paper.

Jetman

 

If you have a dream, if you have an idea, even if it's crazy try. Flying is a really old dream for the human and we are pushing the 1.________________ of that dream. One step towards the final things to be a bird. I'm not playing with death, I'm playing with life.

 

It feels so natural, suddenly the wing and me we are making one, it was like an 2._____________ of my body. I felt I was flying, it's just an 3.____________ feeling. The moment when the action is coming there is big 4.______________, it's a mix of fear and adrenalin that we transform into good energy, into power.

 

To share that with you finally I can pass these emotions and I remember them , I relive them with a friend. Yeah I'm comfortable in the air, you are just free. That feeling of 5.____________ in all dimensions is so.. just playing in the air with a machine that brings you in another world and that world is beautiful, it's only beauty.  

 

Dubai is insane, the mix in between ocean, desert and big city with beautiful 6.____________ makes it a crazy 7.______________ for us. Here the realization of that crazy idea is definitely possible and even more 8._______________ now to share it.

 

Vince and I we are coming from two different worlds, he has fifth teen thousand job's, I have ten thousand hours on airplane's and now we are together in close formation in the air. But pushed by the same energy that we always have had. The 9.___________ for flying.

 

We love to fly, we are 10._____________ the limits, we are in an element of nature air and that element we have to respect it like we respect nature it's so strong so present. We are just lucky guy's that we can play in that element for some small moment. The 11.____________ of human flight is clear, it could be completely 12.______________ like a bird.

 

The real dream is to be completely free, completely free.

5. Finally, watch the video clip and read along at the same time to see if your answers were correct.

Jetman

 

If you have a dream, if you have an idea, even if it's crazy try. Flying is a really old dream for the human and we are pushing the realization of that dream. One step towards the final things to be a bird. I'm not playing with death, I'm playing with life.

 

It feels so natural, suddenly the wing and me we are making one, it was like an extension of my body. I felt I was flying, it's just an insane feeling. The moment when the action is coming there is big concentration, it's a mix of fear and adrenalin that we transform into good energy, into power.

 

To share that with you finally I can pass these emotions and I remember them , I relive them with a friend. Yeah I'm comfortable in the air, you are just free. That feeling of freedom in all dimensions is so.. just playing in the air with a machine that brings you in another world and that world is beautiful, it's only beauty.  

 

Dubai is insane, the mix in between ocean, desert and big city with beautiful skyline makes it a crazy playground for us. Here the realization of that crazy idea is definitely possible and even more gratifying now to share it.

 

Vince and I we are coming from two different worlds, he has fifth teen thousand job's, I have ten thousand hours on airplane's and now we are together in close formation in the air. But pushed by the same energy that we always have had. The passion for flying.

 

We love to fly, we are exploring the limits, we are in an element of nature air and that element we have to respect it like we respect nature it's so strong so present. We are just lucky guy's that we can play in that element for some small moment. The future of human flight is clear, it could be completely autonomous like a bird.

 

The real dream is to be completely free, completely free.

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” 
                                                                                        Leonardo da Vinci

 "I'm not playing with death, I'm playing with life."

                                                            Yves Rossy

Flying dreams mean that you're doing the right thing with your life.

                                                                          Douglas Coupland

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