Sep 27, 2008

Yves Rossy Crosses English Channel with a Jet Pack

On September 26, 2008, Yves Rossy, a 49-year-old Swiss man, created a new World record by flying across the English Channel using a jet-propelled wing. Yves Rossy, who is also known as the 'Jet Man', leapt from an airplane above the French port of Calais at an altitude of more than 2,600 metres, with only a helmet and flight suit for protection.

While cruising at speed of more than 200 km/hr, he completed the 35 km trip in less than 10 minutes. After successfully crossing the English Channel, Rossy landed onto a field near White Cliffs of Dover, England, with the help of his parachute system.

For more information and pictures related to Yves Rossy, you can check my earlier post!


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