Yvess Rossy has been a household name in Q’s Werld for many years, and since his first flying surfboard with a jet engine then in 2008 he has come a long way with his flying surfboards. i have featured him once in me blog-werld, so; This is kinna a re- run for some that have seen it; but for others welle new werld, especially when it comes to flying 🙂 yeahaaaaaaaa..editorial an 3 videos followz 🙂 .
..Birdman is his name to me, although many call him jetman, others call him rocketman, others call him fusionman…. either way he is
“2 Kewl Fer Skewl”
in my bewk…fer da’ common ordinary man…lol..Since i fly an dream flying like yvess, i thought he deserved an editorial frum Mr. Q here.Absolutely incredible to me: he can even out fly the eagles an the predator birds wit a push of a button..is quite a bit faster than flying my ultralight trike – i fly 28-65 miles an hour on my butterfly wing he flies 120+..Rossy developed and built a wing-suit system comprising a backpack equipped with semi-rigid aeroplane-type carbon-fiber wings—with a span of about 2.4 metres (7.9 ft)—powered by four Jet-Cat P200 jet engines, modified from large kerosene-fueled model aircraft engines. This has led to him being referred to in the press by various monikers, such as The Airman, Jetman, Rocketman, and Fusionman.so,a few pics here of him an a couple of fav vids…fer ur viewing pleasure today if ya decide to gander at his gadgets.We mark a new milestone in the chapter of human flight. Join Jetman Yves Rossy and his protege, Jetman Vince Reffet as they explore the limits in the city of dreams.
“The real dream is to be completely free”
Jetman features an all Original Soundtrack by Piers Baron with additional track from Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and Ariel Kalma’s “Mille Voix”.
In November 2009, Rossy attempted a crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar, hoping to be the first person to fly between two continents using a jetpack. He leapt from a small plane about 1,950 m (6,500 ft) above Tangier in Morocco and headed in the direction of Atlanterra, Spain. The flight was expected to take about a quarter of an hour. Strong winds and cloud banks forced Rossy to ditch into the sea just three miles from the Spanish coast, where his support helicopter picked him up ten minutes later. He was flown to a hospital in Jerez and soon released unhurt. The Spanish Coast Guard retrieved the jetpack, which had a parachute and a float.
On 5 November 2010, Rossy flew a new version of his jet-powered flight system and successfully performed two aerial loops before landing via parachute. He had launched from a hot air balloon piloted by Brian Jones at 2,400 meters (7,900 feet).
Since 2007 one of his training sites is in Spain, in the private airfield Skydive Empuriabrava in Empuriabrava (Girona, Costa Brava). On 7 May 2011, Rossy reportedly flew above the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had classified his flight system as an aircraft. When it finally granted him a license, the FAA waived the normal 25 to 40 hours of flight testing time, and Rossy acted quickly to complete his flight. Reporters, who had been waiting nearby since the cancellation of the original scheduled flight—on the day before—were not informed. There were, therefore, no independent witnesses to document his flight
To infinity and beyond
Daredevil Swiss pilot Yves “Fusionman” Rossy shows off his birdman skills. His new book “Yves Rossy: homme volant” (flying man), recounts his flying exploits over the past ten years. Simon Bradley reports.
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Jetman Grand Canyon Flight, Yves Rossy
“This is the most challenging place I could fly,” the Jetman, Yves Rossy, told reporters. Rossy’s flight was his first in the U.S. and potentially his most difficult. Previous over-water flights across the English Channel and Strait of Gibraltar provided the option of a water landing — an option Rossy chose when en-route weather reduced safety margins during the Gibraltar run. The canyon offered far fewer options for a safe landing in the event of an emergency and its sharp corners and steep walls increased the likelihood of turbulence.