Yves Rossy “Jetman”, Successful Flight at Hualapai Indian Reservation With Approval from Federal Aviation Administration

By on May 11, 2011 in Amazing, Current Events, Sports, United States Comments

Western Grand Canyon, Arizona :  Washington Post reported about the victorious attempt of Swiss adventurer, Yves Rossy to fly over the Hualapai Indian Reservation , Grand Canyon on Saturday, May 7, 2011, using his custom built jet suit. The said flight was his first attempt to fly in the U.S.

The Federal Aviation Administration had approved plans for the 51-year-old adventurer to use the Grand Canyon as a backdrop for his first U.S. flight in a jet-propelled wing at less than an hour before his scheduled stunt on Friday, May 6,2011.

The stunt which was originally planned on Friday was canceled after Rossy determined that it would be too challenging without any practice runs.

The first man in the world to fly under a winged jet-pack, Yves Rossy calls himself as “Jetman“.

The 51-year-old Rossy was airborne for more than eight minutes, soaring 200 feet above the canyon rim on the Hualapai Indian Reservation. He flew up to 190 mph before deploying his parachute and landing on the canyon floor.
Yves Rossy to fly over the Hualapai Indian Reservation , Grand Canyon

 

Image Credit : Washington Post

Swiss watchmaker Breitling, who also announced the successful flight on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, sponsored the flight.

Rossy said that the U.S. flight is among the most memorable experiences of his life.

Yves Rossy to fly over the Hualapai Indian Reservation , Grand Canyon

Image Credit : Washington Post , Yves Rossy seen flying at  Hualapai Indian Reservation , Grand Canyon



Spread The News!



Tags: , , , , , , ,

Advertisement

Related News



What's On Your Mind?




Pinterest
Email