Swiss Jetman flies homemade jet wing around Mount Fuji


Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy, known as the Jetman, built a 250 pound four-engine carbon-Kevlar jet wing and flew it around Japan's Mount Fuji. Rossy aim was to honor the recognition of Mount Fuji as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Dropped upside down from a helicopter, Rossy completed nine 10-minute flights at 190mph, climbing to 12,000ft over an average 9.3 miles.

He used only his body to steer before opening his parachute and landing safely.

"It’s a fantastic privilege to be a mosquito flying in front of that mountain,” Said Rossy, adding that Mt Fuji was beautiful “in its presence and form."

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BuddyBones site profile image  

11/10/13 6:19 PM by BuddyBones

Every boys dream to fly. Fair play to that guy.

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11/10/13 5:58 PM by AssassinsNATION

I 2nd this. At least a hover board by now dammit! Rumor was as a child they were real and going to be released like the one in back to the future 2.... Still waiting!

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11/10/13 4:50 PM by UGCTT Molsonmuscle360

As a child of the 80's, I want my fucking flying cars I was promised by now. I don't care if I can't get hard when I'm 80. I want a flying fucking car!

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11/10/13 4:39 PM by Ragnarok209


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11/10/13 3:10 PM by Eggbert

Wonder how many times his feet got lit on fire

UGCTT_AsimpleFan site profile image  

11/10/13 1:57 PM by UGCTT_AsimpleFan

Pretty sure this guy was featured on Stan Lee's Super Humans.

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11/10/13 1:41 PM by microbiologynerd


QuinTheEskimo site profile image  

11/10/13 1:40 PM by QuinTheEskimo

I have a solution. Catapults for take off!

BilbOno site profile image  

11/10/13 1:40 PM by BilbOno

That is coolest thing ive ever seen in my entire life.

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11/10/13 1:39 PM by ausgepicht

It's likely that he has to jump out of a plane. No less AWESOME though. It allows him more flight time, since a take-off would mean burning a massive amount of fuel and a larger tank/heavier payload. By jumping out of a plane, he just needs to slowly change the grade of his descent until he's "horizontal" and out of free-fall. It's actually a brilliant way out of what is holding jetpacks behind today. The take-off is holding everyone back.