The Least, First

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Meet Jet-Man

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I was pretty sure I could fly when I was little. Only for brief soars, nothing pretentious—rather like the Wright brothers’ first attempts—but they seemed auspicious.
This fellow never gave it up.  Check out the startling video if you knew it was true, too.

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Real Name: Yves Rossi
Yves Rossi is a Swiss professional pilot and aeronautical engineer (we hope, since he designed his own jet pack) who, claiming to be inspired by his hero Batman, realized the first jet-pack-powered flight. […]

Jet-Man’s jet pack is capable of flying at a speed of 160 mph for up to six minutes. After those six minutes, Yves has to activate his secondary power, the Go-go-gadget-oh-please-God-don’t-let-it-fail-parachute since there is no way to land the jet pack without becoming a red and chrome stain on the ground.

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Written by Monte

September 19, 2008 at 7:19 pm

Posted in Technology

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  1. Watch Yves “Jet Man” Rossy Videos on his YouTube Channel

    Yves Rossy


    September 28, 2008 at 3:57 pm

  2. I’d love to hang-glide. Same open-to-the-air feel as the jet pack, just a lot less momentum if one does collide with something…


    September 25, 2008 at 7:10 am

  3. HP, isn’t there something uncannily beautiful about soaring? I’ve always aspired to fly once in a tow-and-release type glider.


    September 24, 2008 at 9:51 pm

  4. I’m sure I could find a use for it. But I have ADD, and I’m SURE I’d get fascinated with something on the ground and splat into a mountainside.
    Maybe I could land at Kinnick at half time!


    September 24, 2008 at 9:49 pm

  5. Very cool-would love to see you on one of these Rev!

    Marty McFly

    September 24, 2008 at 5:22 pm

  6. Incredible! Thanks for posting this. Goes to show you we can do just about anything we put our minds to, eh?


    September 22, 2008 at 7:40 pm

  7. Kinda gives new meaning to “a wing and a prayer” huh Monte?

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer


    September 21, 2008 at 7:17 pm

  8. Now that is wicked cool!


    September 20, 2008 at 9:07 pm

  9. Monte Says: Sorry, Paul, this comment was way off-topic. You are a welcome guest here – but you are a guest.


    September 19, 2008 at 8:24 pm

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