Jetman Flies Across the English Channel

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This is cool as all getout. This article describes what he is doing right now. They've already showed his jump from the plane and the beginning of his flight on the Today show.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... t-man.html

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After two weather-related delays, Swiss pilot Yves Rossy, aka the Jet Man, is slated to attempt to rocket into the history books Friday by becoming the first person to fly across the English Channel using a single, jet-propelled wing attached to his back.

On live television, Rossy will jump from a plane about 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) above Calais, France, unfold his wing, fire up the jets, and attempt to cross the 20 miles (32 kilometers) over water to Dover, England

The machine should propel him at about 118 miles (190 kilometers) an hour, making it a 12- to 15-minute trip.


Here's a good YouTube video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-oQ--U-WaQ

//update. He was successful!
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I want me one of those! :twisted:
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Wicked, that would make travelling to work so much fun.
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that looks like a blast. (no pun intended)
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National Geographic Channel is airing an hour special on it tonight at 8PM http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... annel.html
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Crazy or what hope he got plenty of danger money for stunt like that

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