Jet Man Yves Rossy blasts across the sky in Spain

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http://www.adventureblog.org/entry/yves-rossy-blasts-across-the-sky-in-spain/

Can you believe this crazy Swiss fellow!?! Four microjets pushed him four minutes at up to 115 mph riding under a flimsy little backpack wing.

Click the image below to see him in action:
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- 4 miniature jet engines mounted under the wing
- Current deployment from free fall jump out of an aircraft, though land take-off is planned soon
- Steering takes place through body movements
- The only control is engine speed
- The only instrument is an acoustic altimeter
- The flight ends with the deployment of a parachute

Just call him "Fusion Man". And, yes, he is a former fighter jock.

Trying to evade the killer propeller...
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http://www.jet-man.com

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That's gotta be the ultimate boy's toy.It also reminds me of Buzz Lightyear:cool:

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If he keeps on like that , He'll be targeted by a certain overzealous patriotic special force on the basis of mistaken identification :diablo: yo joee!!!!

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That's gotta be the ultimate boy's toy.It also reminds me of Buzz Lightyear:cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCCrpVB5bFc&feature=related

is a great boys toy. (Not Aircraft related but so amazing IMO)
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