Tuesday, September 07, 2004

PEOPLE: Swiss becomes world's first jet propelled flying man

A Swiss pilot, Yves Rossy, became the first ever jet propelled flying man, after he managed to fly over the Swiss Alps for four minutes.

The 45-year old flier attached two jet engines to wings on his back, and managed to reach a speed of 112 miles per second.

The feat, which took him five years to perfect, was achieved by flying out of a plane and landing with a parachute. "It was absolutely fantastic - freedom in three dimensions. I felt like a bird," Rossy was quoted as saying.


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