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Yves "Fusion Man" Rossy Jet-Powered Wing Flight

A while ago, we posted about Yves Rossy, a former Swiss military pilot that jumps out of airplanes with a jetpack.

But this clip that is making its round on the InterWeb is so darned cool that we have to feature it again. Behold, the "Fusion Man's" latest jump:

Rossy, 48, had stepped out of the Swiss-built Pilatus Porter aircraft at 7,500 feet and unfolded the rigid eight-foot wings strapped to his back before jumping.

Passing from free fall to a gentle glide, Rossy then triggered four jet turbines and accelerated to 186 miles per hour, about 65 miles per hour faster than the typical falling skydiver. A plane that flew at some distance beside him measured his speed. [...]

Steering with his body, Rossy dived, turned and soared again, performing what appeared to be effortless loops from one side of the Rhone valley to the other. At times he rose 2,600 feet before descending again.

After one last wave to the crowd the rocket man tipped his wings, flipped onto his back and leveled out again, executing a perfect 360-degree roll.

"That was to impress the girls," he later admitted.

Link - Thanks Yinan Chen! Photo: (Anja Niedringhaus / AP) | BBC News has the video clip of the flight: Link - Thanks moronic50!


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Here is a link for the new video over the Rhone Valley with his 2nd gen jet pack wings.Check it out

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/feature/story.cfm?c_id=1501834&objectid=10510321
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=0yAJpTkLCow
Heres a video that looks like the picture, not great quality but it shows it.

And damn! I wanted to be the first to fly like that..
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Flying at 186 miles per hour with nothing but a Helmet for protection, how frikken cool is that? But is anyone else reminded the of Fabio incident?
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Aw! I wanted to see the new video! This man has captured my imagination. A previous vid of him doing his jet powered flight is one of the most thrilling and memorable things I've ever seen. I went to see Iron Man recently and it reminded me of Yves flight.
Absolutely awesome!!!
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