Swiss man performs aerial loops with jet wings

Nov 05, 2010

(AP) -- Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy has completed two aerial loops using a custom-made jet-propelled wingsuit.

Rossy jumped from a hot-air balloon above Lake Geneva on Friday and performed the daredevil stunt before landing safely with a .

He declared himself "very happy and satisfied" at Friday's stunt, which comes two years after his first successful flights over the nearby Swiss Alps.

The 51-year-old former fighter pilot and extreme sports enthusiast has since flown across the English Channel and last year tried to cross the Strait of Gibraltar from Morocco to Spain.

That attempt ended in failure when Rossy ditched in the sea due to strong .

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zevkirsh
1 / 5 (2) Nov 05, 2010
they need only attach and integrate this wing platform to the new exoskeleton platforms and make sure they can both be powered off jetfuel.
you will have and army of special ops superhuman flying men. UNSTOPPABLE!!
otto1932
5 / 5 (1) Nov 05, 2010
they need only attach and integrate this wing platform to the new exoskeleton platforms and make sure they can both be powered off jetfuel.
you will have and army of special ops superhuman flying men. UNSTOPPABLE!!
They would be stopped by drones which are lighter and more maneuverable. Or just about anything. Like apaches.
http://www.global...01A.html

-Or even hunting falcons
http://www.youtub...o5QlN7Wc
otto1932
5 / 5 (1) Nov 05, 2010
-Or even compound bows
http://www.youtub...JqfAGvGs

-Or even angry palestinian youngsters
http://videosift....gets-hit
otto1932
5 / 5 (1) Nov 05, 2010
Or even excitable clerics
http://www.youtub...=related
-could knock down your flying people-
Vaughn
5 / 5 (1) Nov 05, 2010
don't forget Ironman....
maxcypher
not rated yet Nov 05, 2010
Well then, Otto really does have a sense of humor.
MarkyMark
not rated yet Nov 06, 2010
A flock of trained birds.

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