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Old May 03, 2012, 04:04 PM
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Jetman in Rio

Amazing. This exceeds News Of The Bizarre...

"Swiss aviator Yves Rossy, known as the Jetman, dropped from a helicopter and deployed the jet-powered carbon-kevlar "Jetwing" and used his body to steer as he flew over Rio de Janiero, Brazil, before landing on Copacabana Beach on May 2."

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/jetman-...GlvbnM-;_ylv=3



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Old May 03, 2012, 04:08 PM
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That is way cool.
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Old May 03, 2012, 04:23 PM
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For sure-- I gotta have one. I want to see the FPV vids he took during the flight.



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Old May 03, 2012, 04:26 PM
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Now I would much prefer doing that that gliding and bouncing along the side of a mountain!!
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Old May 03, 2012, 05:47 PM
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He did the Grand Canyon too..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgdIE2t8QkM
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Old May 03, 2012, 08:12 PM
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For sure-- I gotta have one.
I was thinking of buying one, but he said you've gotta wear the yellow leotard while flying it, and I passed on the deal.
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Old May 03, 2012, 08:21 PM
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I was thinking of buying one, but he said you've gotta wear the yellow leotard while flying it, and I passed on the deal.
C'mon UB ,you'd look good in yellow ...better than pink dontcha think?...
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Old May 03, 2012, 09:08 PM
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I was thinking of buying one, but he said you've gotta wear the yellow leotard while flying it, and I passed on the deal.
I can easily imagine Usta Bee in a Yellow-with-Black-Stripes leotard. Bzzzzzz!



Jetman's Website is:

http://www.jetman.com/?page_id=24

Video's pending!!!

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Old May 04, 2012, 07:38 AM
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Rossy is a hero - he's flown in formation with full size aeroplanes and crossed the English Channel too!
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Old May 04, 2012, 07:54 AM
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Rossy is a hero - he's flown in formation with full size aeroplanes and crossed the English Channel too!
Yeah, but he cheats by starting out from a helicopter.

What I want to see is him taking off from the ground.

Maybe he could squat down inside a shopping cart going down the runway until he builds enough speed, then stand up real quick and pull back on the elevator.
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