Yvess Rossy has been a household name for many years now since 2008 he has come a long way with his flying surfboards an i have yet to feature him in me blog-werld, so;
Jest type his name into ur U-tube browser an u will find many videos bout him going back many years. They are all fun to watch…an until recently he hasn’t gotten much publik recognition, this flight here in this vid an his training his parachuting friend to fly one also is pert incredible, the most incredible vid to date of his achievements i believe, even better than flying over the English channel an da grand canyon is dis vid 🙂
Enjoy ur Week everyone
Jetman Dubai : Young Feathers
‘ BirdMan is what i call him ‘
is quite a bit faster than flying my ultralight trike – i fly 28-65 miles an hour on my butterfly wing he flies 120+
Rossy developed and built a wing-suit system comprising a backpack equipped with semi-rigid aeroplane-type carbon-fiber wings—with a span of about 2.4 metres (7.9 ft)—powered by four Jet-Cat P200 jet engines, modified from large kerosene-fueled model aircraft engines. This has led to him being referred to in the press by various monikers, such as The Airman, Jetman, Rocketman, and Fusionman.
In 2008, Rossy made a flight over the Alps Mountain Range, reaching a top descent speed of 304 kilometres per hour (189 mph), and an average speed of 200 kilometres per hour (120 mph).
In November 2009, Rossy attempted a crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar, hoping to be the first person to fly between two continents using a jetpack. He leapt from a small plane about 1,950 m (6,500 ft) above Tangier in Morocco and headed in the direction of Atlanterra, Spain. The flight was expected to take about a quarter of an hour. Strong winds and cloud banks forced Rossy to ditch into the sea just three miles from the Spanish coast, where his support helicopter picked him up ten minutes later. He was flown to a hospital in Jerez and soon released unhurt. The Spanish Coast Guard retrieved the jetpack, which had a parachute and a float.
On 5 November 2010, Rossy flew a new version of his jet-powered flight system and successfully performed two aerial loops before landing via parachute. He had launched from a hot air balloon piloted by Brian Jones at 2,400 meters (7,900 feet).
Since 2007 one of his training sites is in Spain, in the private airfield Skydive Empuriabrava in Empuriabrava (Girona, Costa Brava). On 7 May 2011, Rossy reportedly flew above the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had classified his flight system as an aircraft. When it finally granted him a license, the FAA waived the normal 25 to 40 hours of flight testing time, and Rossy acted quickly to complete his flight. Reporters, who had been waiting nearby since the cancellation of the original scheduled flight—on the day before—were not informed. There were, therefore, no independent witnesses to document his flight