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2010-11-06 08:00:00

Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy jumped from a hot-air balloon Friday and completed two aerial loops by using his custom-made jet-propelled wingsuit.  It was just the latest daredevil stunt by Rossy, who hopes one day he will be able to fly through the Grand Canyon. He launched himself from a replica of the Breitling Orbiter at an altitude of 7,874 feet near Lake Geneva.  The orbiter was the first balloon to be piloted nonstop around the world in 1999.  Rossy then fired up the...

2009-04-24 12:42:21

Daredevil Swiss pilot Yves Rossy says his next flight without a plane will take place in the United States over the Grand Canyon. Rossy, 49, made international headlines last fall when he became the first person to fly solo across the English Channel using a single jet-propelled wing, Swissinfo.com reported Friday. We're developing two prototype wings that I tested two weeks ago, Rossy said. The idea is to make something smaller, simpler and with higher performance: a smaller delta-shaped...

2008-10-02 00:00:14

By Shari Low MORE evidence men are from Mars ... and women never want to go there. Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy crossed the Channel and he did it with no in-flight movie, no indulgent wee glass of vino from the bar, no blissful hour of escapism with a Jackie Collins bonkbuster and no space to pack those three fabby sarongs that were onsale at Matalan. So the point was...? (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-29 14:41:06

IS IT a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Fusionman. Crash helmets off this morning to Swiss pilot Yves Rossy for his amazing flight across the Channel on his bizarre Kevlar wing. In a fire-proof suit, he strapped himself to the four-engined device filled with 30 litres of fuel and flew at 125mph at more than 8000ft, before parachuting to dry land 22 miles later. Now he plans to fly the Grand Canyon. But before that, it's back to the day job on Monday - piloting an Airbus flight to Egypt...

2008-09-29 09:00:34

The real Iron Man? It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a rocket man! Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy successfully crossed the English Channel last week by flying across it with a jet pack strapped to him. The 22-mile, 12-minute flight went off without a hitch, and Rossy even had enough gas left over to perform spectacular feats of aerial acrobatics at the white cliffs of Dover. Rossy, who flies commercial flights for Swiss Air, has spent years perfecting his jet-pack technology. He plans to...

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2008-09-27 08:00:00

By Randy McMullen He had nothing above him but four tanks of kerosene and nothing below him but the cold waters of the English Channel. And it wasn't even another stupid David Blaine stunt. It was Yves Rossy, who leapt from a plane and into the record books Friday, crossing the channel on a homemade jet-propelled wing. Rossy jumped from the plane about 8,200 feet over Calais, France, blasting across the narrow body of water and deploying his parachute over the South Foreland lighthouse,...

2008-09-26 21:00:14

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DOVER, England - A Swiss adventurer using a jet-propelled wing has flown across the English Channel from France in less than 10 minutes. Yves Rossy landed safely in a field near Dover today. He leapt from a plane at an altitude of more than 8,800 feet, fired up his jets and made the 22-mile trip from Calais, France, to Dover, England. He began the flight just before 1207 GMT (8:07 a.m. EDT); by 12:15 GMT (8:15 a.m. EDT), Rossy was above British soil and looped...


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