History Of A Daredevil
An ex-Swiss-military and Swiss International Airlines commercial pilot, daredevil and inventor Yves Rossy, aka “The Jetman”, has been developing a winged pack made of airplane type carbon fiber wings 8 feet (2.4m) across, propelled by four small kerosene burning jet engines. The Jetman is a real world living Tony Stark.
As a pioneer Rossy, now 55, has been working for over a decade to develop his Jetpack and flown around sacred Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan, an active volcano and a UNESCO World Heritage site, across the Grand Canyon in the United States and from Tangier in Morocco across the Atlantic Ocean to Tarifa, Spain, 23 miles away.
To begin his flights Rossy typically jumps out of a helicopter or plane. During his events Rossy flies alongside planes such as the L-39C Albatros jet providing a unique airshow for spectators; Breitling, developer and manufacturer of watches sponsors these events and its Breitling Jet Team takes part.
Taking “Death Defying” Show On The Road To Dubai
Rossy’s Jetpack reaches speeds of about 190 mph.
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References and related links:
- Meet Yves Rossy: The man who flew over Mt. Fuji with a homemade jetpack : FUTURE TECH : Tech Times
- Video: ‘Jetman’ adventurer Yves Rossy flies with B17 bomber aircraft – Telegraph
- ‘Jetman’ zooms along rim of Grand Canyon in first US flight – CSMonitor.com