Yves Rossy, Guinness Book record holder, an ex-Swiss fighter pilot has brought the possibility of human flight closer. He is the first man to fly with a jet-propelled ‘wing’. Aged 55, he has flown all kinds of aircraft.
Recently, he collaborated with the team of Gulf company XDubai to come up with an exhilarating video of his latest and most exciting jet-pack powered flight.
Rossy is usually known by his nickname Jetman. In the video, he can be seen moving swiftly through the sky, maneuvering across the path of a helicopter and a biplane with little but a helmet and the 55kg, two-metre wide XDubai wing strapped to his back.
“To fly alone is great, but to fly with another guy is much greater,” Rossy laments in his latest video which was shot above Dubai’s picturesque sand dunes. He was shortly joined by Aerobatics Champion Veres Zoltán during mid-flight.
Jetman collaborated with Dubai in 2010. Rossy also had his death defying flight above Japan’s Mount Fujiyama. His daredevil exploits can be found on his YouTube channel.
He mostly flies solo. But, it seems that the Jetman team has found a co-pilot for Rossy.
“The best is yet to come,” his video promises.
Source: News Week