Yvonne Carts-Powell

"Jet Man" Crosses English Channel Like a Human Rocket

In Uncategorized on October 2, 2008 at 11:06 am

Oh, how great is this? Swiss pilot Yves Rossy crossed the English Channel via jetpack!

Yves is not quite Nathan Petrelli — he was wearing about 120 lbs of equipment, but hey! It’s a lot less cumbersome than most ways of flying!

Not quite Nathan Petrelli — but getting close!

A jet-pack and a wing (and a crash helmet) seem to work a whole lot better than just a jet-pack.

–ooh, bummer. He didn’t start from the ground, but bailed out of a plane at 8000 ft.  On the other hand, it’s very very cool that his body is the fusillage, so his head motion controls the direction.

“Jet Man” Crosses English Channel Like a Human Rocket.

Nat’l Geographic has a video.

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