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Yves Rossy was born August 27, 1959 and is a Swiss pilot, inventor and aviation enthusiast. His jet pack has led to his being nicknamed Airman, Jetman, Rocketman and, later, Fusionman, according to his project steps.

Born in Neuch-tel, Rossy served as a fighter pilot in the Swiss Air Force, flying Dassault Mirage IIIs, Northrop F-5 Tiger IIs and Hawker Hunters. He flew Boeing 747s for Swissair, and later for Swiss International Air Lines.

Rossy developed and built a system comprising a back pack with semi-rigid aeroplane-type carbon-fiber wings with a span of about 2.4 metres (7.9 ft), powered by four attached Jet-Cat P200 jet engines modified from large kerosene-fueled model aircraft engines. Later in 2008, he made a flight over the Alps, reaching a top descent speed of 304 kmh (189 mph) and an average speed of 124 mph.

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 in the direction of Atlanterra in Spain. The flight was expected to take about a quarter of an hour but, due to strong winds and cloud banks, Rossy ditched into the sea, to be picked up ten minutes later by his support helicopter three miles from the Spanish coast. He was flown to a hospital in Jerez, and later released unhurt. The Spanish Coast Guard later retrieved the jetpack (which had a parachute and a float).

On 5 November 2010, he flew a new version of his jet-powered flight system and successfully performed two aerial loops before landing via parachute. He launched from a hot air balloon piloted by Brian Jones at 2,400 meters (7,900 feet).

Press releases by sponsors claim that on 7 May 2011, Rossy flew above the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The United States Federal Aviation Administration classified his flight system as an aircraft, waived the normal 25 to 40 hours of flight testing time, and granted him permission to perform the flight. Reporters and a Swiss news website, who had been waiting since the original flight on the day before had been canceled, were not informed so there are no independent witnesses or reports of the flight.

He was featured on an episode of Stan Lees Superhumans. He has also appeared on the BBCs Top Gear where he raced Richard Hammond and Toni Gardemeister.


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