Thursday, October 2, 2008

Flying Man

He's known as Jet Man, FusionMan, and The-Crazy-Guy-With-That-Wing-Strapped-To-His-Back. And he's done it again.

This past Friday the 49-year old Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy jumped from a plane at 8,200 feet over Calais, France, fired up the homemade jet-powered wing strapped to his back, and flew his way across the English Channel in just 13 minutes, at speeds of 125 mph. In a nod to the crowds hanging out on the Cliffs of Dover to watch his flight, he did a theatrical figure eight before opening his parachutes and landing near the famous South Foreland Lighthouse.

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