One giant leap for a jet-pack trailblazer
Wednesday 11 May 2011
Pictures were released yesterday of the Swiss thrill-seeker known as the JetMan showing his nickname is well deserved by flying across the Grand Canyon.
Yves Rossy jumped from a helicopter at a height of 8,000ft on Saturday, relying solely on his custom-made jet suit with four engines and a small pair of wings.
The 51-year-old reached a speed of 190mph as he roared to 200ft above the rim of the canyon near Guano Point on the Hualapai Indian Reservation in Arizona. He eventually landed at the bottom of the canyon with his parachute.
An earlier flight planned for Friday had to be cancelled after Mr Rossy, who has already flown over the English Channel and the Swiss Alps using his jet suit, decided that it would be too risky without first making practice runs.
- 2 'Don't blame all men for rape' campaign backfires spectacularly
- 3 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
- 5 Charlie Charlie Challenge explained: not a Mexican demon being summoned — it's gravity
UK's biggest male rape charity Survivors UK has state funding slashed to zero despite 120% rise in men reporting sexual violence and seeking help
Iran launches anti-Isis cartoon competition 'to expose true nature of Islamic State'
Priest warns pupils the 'Charlie Charlie Challenge' is 'demonic activity'
Tinder and Grindr dating apps blamed for surge in cases of HIV, syphilis and other STDs
Fifa corruption arrests: Sepp Blatter 'quite relaxed' and confident he is 'not involved'
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
£22,400: The Grange Retirement Home: This is a key role which requires a sound...
£20000 - £25000 per annum + OTE £45K YR1: SThree: At SThree, we like to be dif...
£30 - 40k + Benefits: Guru Careers: A Software / Web Developer (PHP / MYSQL) i...
£18 - 20k + Benefits: Guru Careers: An Account Executive is needed to join one...