30.03.2014 YVES ROSSY'S PREMIER APPEARANCE IN CHILI
Using a carbon-Kevlar jetwing with four engines, each of which capable of a 22 kg thrust, the Swiss aviator is able to propel himself through the skies at upwards of 150 mph, controlled by a simple throttle in his hand. The rest of the controls are left to the human fuselage -- Rossy himself -- who simply uses his shoulders, body and legs to steer, pitch and descend. This forward-thinking technology has allowed Rossy to achieve many outstanding feats, including soaring above the Mont-Fuji, Rio de Janeiro, completing aerobatics from the Breitling Orbiter Balloon, flying in formation with various Jets, Warbirds and passenger aircrafts and crossing the English Channel.
Date of birth: 27 August 1959 Nationality: Swiss
Home: Bex, Switzerland Profession: Aviator
Flying CV: Fighter pilot, airline captain, Jetman
Yves Rossy first started developing the Jetman project in 1993 and in 2008 completed the first significant Jetman feat by
crossing the English Channel.