A Whole New Kind Of Flight

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 8:12am

Keeping on track with this week’s videos of innovative technology, we offer Yves Rossy, a Swiss military and commercial pilot. He is the inventor of a jet-propelled wing, and he remains the only man to pilot one of these machines. The craft uses four model turbine engines for power, and carbon fiber wings to provide enough lift to keep Rossy — also known as Jetman — from plummeting to the earth. Actually, that wouldn't be all that bad, considering he lands via parachute.

The results, which you can see in these two videos, are pretty stunning, not to mention jealousy-inducing.

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