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Is it a superhero? Is a plane? No it’s Jetman !


Jetman

Whilst I have parchuted and flown microlights, I have to say that Yves Rossy is a braver man than I – braver than most of us.   The carbon-fibre jet-propelled craft, with a span of more than 2m (6ft 6in), is designed for speeds of 220 km/h (138 mph).  It has been successfully tested, including a flight across the English Channel in September 2008.

His latest attempt, November 25th 2009, was an attempt to fly from the coast of north Africa, across the Gibraltar Straits landing in Southern Spain.  However, the planned 13 minute trip was cut short and Jetman was forced to ditch in to the sea, where he was rescued by a helicopter.  For his day job, Jetman flies an Airbus for Swissair.  To see him in action visit here
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