Rocket Man Soars Over Swiss Alps!

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Yves Rossy also known as "Fusion Man", always dreamed of soaring in the skies like a bird. On Wednesday, he fulfilled his dream by becoming the first person ever to fly at a speed of over 180 miles per hour, with nothing but a wing and four jet engines strapped to his back.

Rossy, a former military pilot, was dropped from the plane at an altitude of 7,500 ft, with his rigid 8ft wings strapped to his back. As he started to gently glide, he fired up his four jet engines and using only his body for steering soared across the Alps to the delight of onlookers. He also managed to do many acrobatic stunts, including a 360-degree flip! The five-minute flight ended with a graceful landing on an airfield near the eastern shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland.It took Rossy five years and many failed attempts to get this far. But buoyed by the amazing success of his debut flight, Rossi now plans to fly cross the English Channel later this year. After that, he wants to attempt flying across the Grand Canyon in Arizona, U.S.A, and maybe someday the world?

Sources: Foxnews.com, Guardian.co.uk

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23 Comments
  • wong333
    wong333over 3 years
    cool!
    • theawesomemanalmost 6 years
      so. so. so. so. AWESOME!
      • hms6almost 7 years
        That's my dads brother
        • Classifiedover 7 years
          Soundsfun
          • boss123456789over 7 years
            i would do that
            • BOB JOover 7 years
              AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
              • Ericover 7 years
                yo i would so do that man it would be sick!
                • zbelachew
                  zbelachewalmost 8 years
                  i would do that
                  • uncharted-king4almost 8 years
                    it looks alot of fun
                    • ?almost 8 years
                      that looks cool, i want to do it if i could!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!