Jetman Flies Over Swiss Alps Alongside Flight Team
Yves "Jetman" Rossi, the first man to fly with a jet-propelled suit, flew in formation this week alongside the Breitling Jet Team.
Rossi launched himself out of helicopter over the Swiss Alps. The two Albatross jets flew at their minimum speed over the alps to allow the adventurer to keep up, and the flight was captured on video, The Los Angeles Times reported.
Rossi, 51, a former Swiss fighter pilot, has crossed the Grand Canyon and in 2008, flew his jet over the English Channel, following the route of Louis Blériot, who was the first cross the channel by plane nearly a century earlier.
According to Fox News, the suit has a wing span of about six and a half feet and jet pack weighs around 120 pounds. It's fitted with four engines that travel at 125 mph. Rossi has recently retooled the design of his jet pack to allow him to do formation flights and acrobatics.