Swiss Man Flies Jet Wings Over The Alps


Wings to fly

A Swiss pilot, Yves Rossy made a big decision and took a big step out of a Pilatus Porter aircraft 7500 feet (2300 m) above the ground over the Swiss Alps. Before he stepped out of the plane, he unfolded a special wing attached to his back equipped with four jet tubines. The engines speed up the flier to 186 miles per hour (300 km/h).

He even maneuvered a little bit. He made a perfect 360 degree roll “just to impress the girls” as he said. Although he said the flight was not any more stressy than riding a motorbike, he had a yellow handle to pull in case a parachute would have been needed. It wasn’t.

Well, i think we will still have to wait a little until it will become a natural way to get to work during high traffic hours.

Source: AP

By Szafi
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7 Responses to “Swiss Man Flies Jet Wings Over The Alps”


  1. 1 Jack May 15, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Wow, sounds like someting out a movie, that must be a rush!

  2. 2 ghing May 16, 2008 at 4:07 am

    I watched that one on the news yesterday..
    I was amazed as I saw him flying.. to think that it is connected to his body.. very dangerous..

    I think he is planning to jump on a much more wider place.. i forgot the exact place that are mentioned in the news..

  3. 3 szafi May 16, 2008 at 8:21 am

    I think his next plan is the Grand Canyon. And yes, that’s right, carrying jet engines and thus fuel on your body is like carrying a big bomb.

  4. 4 Attila May 17, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    but is it any different then sitting on an airplane…I mean as far as this bomb thing is concerned…

    I want one of thooooooseee! 🙂

  5. 5 Topher Portlock June 29, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Badass flight suit. It’s too bad that thing would cost a lot of money and energy to fly. I’m working on an inexpensive and lightweight set of wings that is human powered. I have no idea if it will work.

  6. 6 Aircraft Cleaning August 18, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Yes, this thing might be expensive since it has jet turbines. These turbines may cause heat and discomfort since they are just placed in the back of a human body. There might be other ways of creating a cheaper flight suit like this and without using jet turbines.

  7. 7 Felix May 16, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Primary function of jet parachute was modified. Modified so that the pilot could have alsmot the same control over the sky as a regular jet. Millitary has explain that such invention will not be used on the asverage mission according to cisco’s special parachute @..claimimg that pilot can be an easy target. special to turret guns on the ground…


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