View Full Version : Swiss man invades the UK with home made wings...

14th Sep 2008, 10:18
...sort of...

I've been working on this project (the documentary part) for a while now and I thought you flying types might find it... interesting. Basically this guy calls himself Jetman and has literally hand built his own powered wing which he uses to fly at speeds up to 300kph, and is hoping to cross the English channel with...

Swiss pilot Yves "Jetman" Rossy is hoping to become the first person in history to fly across the English Channel using [his handbuilt] special wing....Check the youtube: For titillation:
YouTube - Jetman Live National Geographic Promo (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=edsHiC9E2mc)
For explanation:
YouTube - Jetman attempts record breaking flight - in Sept on Nat Geo (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=flLvhAYdDuc)
Reckon this is a whole new level of "man-machine interface". Should worry the Typhoon buds :E

(apologies for shameless Nat Geo references!)

Lon More
14th Sep 2008, 13:51
Sirley it's been Done already (http://www.atairaerospace.com/press/2003/11/birdman-flies-atair-parachutes-across.html)?