Yves Rossy landed in
“I only have one word, thank you, to all the people who did it with me,” he said to reporters after deploying his parachute and drifting down. Spectators cheered as he landed. The flight was covered flight live by the National Geographic television station.
In September 2004 Rossy became the first person to fly horizontally under two jet engines attached to a similar wing. Rossy displayed the FusionMan gear in
His sponsors, notably Swiss watchmaker Hublot, spent $285,000 to construct the FusionMan apparatus, but won’t say when it might be commercially available. Its four jet engines are developed by Jet-Cat, jumbo versions of model aircraft powerplants. Rossy wears a heat-resistant suit and helmet, and a hand throttle determines speed.
The Swiss Air Force veteran currently is a pilot for Swiss International Airlines. Now, he says he’ll be flying at expos and air shows to continue a varied series of daredevil feats. Rossy has also glided across