Friday, September 26, 2008
Where's my jetpack?
Oh. It appears this guy has it.
A Swiss man has become the first person to fly solo across the English Channel using a single jet-propelled wing.Hello, future. So glad you could join us.
Yves Rossy landed safely after the 22-mile (35.4 km) flight from Calais to Dover, which had been twice postponed this week because of bad weather.
The former military pilot took less than 10 minutes to complete the crossing and parachute to the ground.
The 49-year-old flew on a plane to more than 8,200ft (2,500m), ignited jets on a wing on his back, and jumped out.
The best part about THIS jetpack is that it actually LOOKS cool, unlike, say, the ones you see in James Bond movies, or something with Lee Majors in it... I watched video of one of his runs a while back, it was pretty neat. And about time.Post a Comment