Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Do a Barrel Roll~
Seen here reaching for the sky (or ground rather), 51-year old Yves "Jetman" Rossy successfully performed some rocket-powered aerial acrobatics last Friday, including the often tried, but rarely succeeded without crashing into the ground and dying "barrel roll".
In his latest endeavour the 51-year-old airline pilot was taken to an altitude of 2,400m by a hot air balloon before jumping out and firing up his jet-pack~
He then flew for a few minutes to stabilise his wings, before flying two aerial loops and parachuting back to Earth 18 minutes later...
A statement on the Jetman.com website added: "This flight has been achieved with Yves Rossy's new wing, smaller (2 meters instead of 2.5 meters) and without unfoldable parts~
"This new prototype, designed by Yves and the RUAG Company, possesses a better aerodynamic profile and more stability~
Congratulations, Yves, on becoming the first man to perform tricks with a jetpack on. Please step forward to accept your award. HAHA -- just kidding! You haven't seen the Iron Man movies, have you?~
via : newslite