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Rocket Man Yves Rossy made it

David Stringer
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"DOVER, England–A Swiss adventurer using a homemade jet-propelled wing has flown across the English Channel from France in less than 10 minutes.
Yves Rossy landed safely in a field near Dover earlier today.


Rossy leaped from a plane at an altitude of about 2,700 metres, then fired up his wing for the 35-kilometre flight from Calais, France, to Dover, England.


Minutes later Rossy looped over onlookers on the British side.
He then opened a parachute with his wing still strapped to his back and drifted down to a field near the white cliffs of Dover.


The flight was meant to trace the route of French aviator Louis Bleriot, the first person to cross in an airplane 99 years ago."




Good for him. He had to postpone it a couple of times this week because of cloud cover since he was flying without instruments.

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Old 26.09.2008, 17:01
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Re: Rocket Man Yves Rossy made it

This guy did something similar over the west coast of Ireland this summer... ...but without jet engines attached to him!

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