Jetman Jumps from Plane Then Into the Ocean

Posted on November 25, 2009  Comments (5)

Yves Rossy’s attempt to fly 28 km across the the Strait of Gibraltar from Tangier in Morocco to Atlanterra in southern Spain fell short. He did make it about 15 km flying his jetwing before he ditched into the Atlantic. I posted about him before: Jetson Jetplane Over English Channel and Jetson Jetplane.

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5 Responses to “Jetman Jumps from Plane Then Into the Ocean”

  1. Adrian
    November 27th, 2009 @ 4:52 am

    While i do understant Rossy`s need for adrenaline, i still can`t believe one mentally normal human being can strat on what is basically a rocket to his bak and try and cross the strait of gibraltar. Maybe he should seek help from a therapist. And he named his jetpack ICARUS… come on…really? ICARUS? :)

  2. Jeremy
    November 27th, 2009 @ 3:43 pm

    I’m sure he’ll be out there trying to set this record again soon enough. It would be one hell of an adrenaline rush flying like that. He’s basically living out every child’s dream of being able to fly without a plane.

  3. David Brim
    December 5th, 2009 @ 2:17 pm

    That’s unbelievable…For a short amount of time he looked like iron man. You have to start somewhere. It makes you think what things will be like in 10-15 years and if that technology will be perfected.

    thanks for sharing

  4. Anonymous
    December 6th, 2009 @ 9:12 am

    That’s very unfortunate. I really felt sorry for him

  5. David Leigh
    January 12th, 2010 @ 11:41 am

    I don’t know whether to admire him or pity him. It’s certainly quite a feat of design and engineering, but I don’t know why anyone would want to strap that thing to their back and fly any distance! Having said that it was a pity he didn’t make it to Spain.

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