Yves “Jetman” Rossy Completes Grand Canyon Flight In Hualapai Reservation (Video)

By on May 11, 2011 in Amazing, World Comments
Yves Jetman Rossy
Yves Rossy
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The Grand Canyon flight of Yves “Jetman” Rossy in Hualapai Reservation has been reported earlier and was said to have been a victorious flight to the Swiss daredevil.

According to international reports, the details about the flight of Rossy in the Grand Canyon were announced on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, which was confirmed by two people who were close to the event.

The eight-minute flight along the Grand Canyon pushed through on Saturday which is one day later than planned and away from the media spotlight.

It was said that on May 6, 2011, Rossy postponed the flight because of lack of training, thus, it was rescheduled the day after.

“This is a very challenging place. Big air currents, steep walls. Without training I don’t want to take the risk of presenting something unprofessional,” Rossy was quoted saying in an interview made by Fox News.

Reports also said that having a lot of people watch his attempt to fly over the Grand Canyon with no practice may have caused Rossy to feel a bit pressure.

On Saturday’s flight, May 7, 2011, there were no journalist present in the area which was said to have helped Rossy regain some focus.

Rossy in his custom-built jet suit was launched from a helicopter on Saturday at 2,440 meters above the Grand Canyon for about eight minutes airborne, according to reports.

Here is the video of Rossy’s successful flight in Grand Canyon courtesy of Swissinfo.ch which was uploaded in YouTube.

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