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Rocket Man. (Thanks to Naomi.)

A Swiss pilot strapped on a jet-powered wing and leaped from a plane Wednesday for the first public demonstration of the homemade device, turning figure eights and soaring high above the Alps.

Yves Rossy’s performance in front of the world press capped five years of training and many more years of dreaming.

“This flight was absolutely excellent,” the former fighter pilot and extreme sports enthusiast said after touching down on an airfield near the eastern shore of Lake Geneva.

jet-powered wing – Yahoo! News

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May 17, 2008 - Posted by | Airplanes, cool stuff, People, Scary | , ,

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