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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's 'JetMan'
Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 1:34 AM on 11th May 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 05/11/2011 12:51:05 AM PDT by Niuhuru

It was a feat that would have made Buzz Lightyear proud...or extremely envious. But for Yves Rossy, who finally completed his flight over the Grand Canyon in a jet suit, it must have been a relief.

For the Swiss adventurer, dubbed JetMan, was forced to cancel his daring spectacle at the last minute on Friday due to red tape and safety issues.

Despite the setback Rossy did not give up and on Saturday strapped on his wings and took to the skies for a spectacular eight-minute flight over a five-mile radius

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: adventurer; braking; chat; chatnotnews; grandcanyon; invention; jetsuit; notbreakingnews; swiss
"Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's 'JetMan' in a daring 8-minute flight over Grand Canyon... And this time he actually made it"

The reason I put it on breaking news because it's quite the announcement.

1 posted on 05/11/2011 12:51:10 AM PDT by Niuhuru
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To: Niuhuru

This guy is a wonder. He’s spent something like $150K of his own money and done something which the Pentagon and our military industries couldn’t do no matter how many billions they were to spend.


2 posted on 05/11/2011 12:55:31 AM PDT by wendy1946
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To: Niuhuru
The story of the development of his jet suit was shown on cable some months ago. I wonder did he also carry a chute?
3 posted on 05/11/2011 12:55:55 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Niuhuru

Ho hum, call me when it can take off from level ground, travel a useful distance, and land without a parachute.


4 posted on 05/11/2011 1:28:42 AM PDT by Loyal Sedition (Loyal Sedition, often described as "To the right of Attila The Hun"!)
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To: count-your-change
I wonder did he also carry a chute?

That's how he lands...

5 posted on 05/11/2011 1:57:30 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: hattend

oh....call me “Not Paying Attention”


6 posted on 05/11/2011 2:11:28 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Niuhuru

Bfl


7 posted on 05/11/2011 2:43:51 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: Loyal Sedition

Well, Obama might need one when he is tossed out of office to avoid the screaming hoardes of enraged citiznery.


8 posted on 05/11/2011 2:49:45 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru
Hopefully he'll modify the design to make it look like this.


9 posted on 05/11/2011 3:45:47 AM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: wastedyears

shades of Han Solo...you gotta love the broomhandle mauser.


10 posted on 05/11/2011 4:06:17 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Niuhuru

Let’s get Obama to try that with half the fuel.


11 posted on 05/11/2011 4:08:10 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: wendy1946

I doubt that.

The issue is the government and lawyers would never allow them to due to liability/safety.


12 posted on 05/11/2011 4:11:47 AM PDT by DB
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To: Niuhuru

I think he can’t climb with that wings. He is continuously falling. It’s basically a better wingsuit.


13 posted on 05/11/2011 4:18:29 AM PDT by avid (Please consider the environmental impact of not printing this posting!)
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He can climb... he actually looped it a few months back. I’ll have to find the link.


14 posted on 05/11/2011 4:24:00 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: avid

Not only did he loop, he flew formation with an airshow team (check out the pic at the bottom of this link:

http://www.gizmag.com/jetman-performs-aerial-loops/16870/


15 posted on 05/11/2011 4:27:46 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: Niuhuru

It really is an incredible feat....I saw a couple other videos of him flying in the Swiss alps.


16 posted on 05/11/2011 4:34:51 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (It's a beautiful day and I'm glad I can see it in color.......)
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17 posted on 05/11/2011 4:37:39 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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18 posted on 05/11/2011 4:39:30 AM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: GalaxieFiveHundred

He must have a lot of drag on that thing from his huge testicles hanging in the wind.

He probably walks funny like Chuck Yeager because of the same thing.

I flew hanggliders for 25 years... I bow down to this guy. I’m not worthy!


19 posted on 05/11/2011 4:42:45 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: hattend

Ah OK, thanks. Didn’t know that. Well than this is really impressive indeed. He could still top it if he would land like a real plane...on inline-skates or so.


20 posted on 05/11/2011 4:52:17 AM PDT by avid (Please consider the environmental impact of not printing this posting!)
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To: Niuhuru
I would prefer a Martin Jetpack to fly the Grand Canyon:

Martin Jetpack

21 posted on 05/11/2011 5:06:42 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Niuhuru

It’s a bird, it’s a plane...no, it’s Hot Heels!


22 posted on 05/11/2011 5:34:16 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Bad posters drive out good; don't post and drive!)
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