Thursday, May 15, 2008

Flyingman from Swiss

Swiss pilot Yves "FusionMan" Rossy, the first man in the world to fly under a jet-fitted wing, speeds through the air in the region of Bex, Western Switzerland, 14 May 2008.

Yves Rossy, who currently captains an Airbus A-319-20-21 for "Swiss" airlines, designed and built a deployable wing with a span of 2,5 metres, upon which he attached four jet engines to propells the jet-man horizontally at a speed between 120 to 300 km per hour.

The wing, which was made of carbon and weighed 55 kg with kerosene for ten minutes included, is fastened onto the FusionMan's back. Rossy launches himself from an aeroplane and lands using a parachute.

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