Yves “Jetman” Rossy Performs New Aerial Stunt in Switzerland

By on Nov 6, 2010 in Amazing, Europe, Technology, World Comments

Photo Credit: jetman.com

Yves Rossy, also known as Jetman, made his flight again and completed one roll and a looping maneuver before landing safely with a parachute, as reported by several international news sites.

Rossy took off from Bercher at 9:45 AM (Swiss time) boarding Brian Jones‘ hot-air balloon “Esprit Breitling Orbiter”. In 18 minutes, they reached an altitude of 2,400 meters. He jumped out of the hot-air baloon with his newly designed wings on his back powered by 4 microturbine jet engines. He tried to stabilize his wings for a few minutes, then executed his planned aerial stunt of the looping maneuver. He even executed the stunt in front of the balloon, giving it an opportunity to capture everything in video. He landed safely in Denezy with a parachute.

Jetman‘s new wings are now smaller, 2 meters now instead of 2.5 meters, and without unfoldable parts. The new design has more stability and better aerodynamic profile. It was designed by Rossy and his Swiss collaborator, RUAG Company.

“It was fantastic! The flight went well, despite a little problem when starting my engines. I was able to do my two loopings and I am very happy!”, Jetman was quoted saying after his landing.

Here is a Youtube video of the flight courtesy of ITNExtreme:

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