Pneumatic Articulating Wings

For those who haven’t been following Yves Rossy, is a Swiss pilot and aviation enthusiast, nicknamed “Jetman”, best known for his “wingsuit”, a individual jet pack which uses carbon-fiber wings for flight. A recent video showed Rossy flying once more over the gleaming emirate, accompanied by skydiver and BASE jumper Vince Reffet, who also had a jetpack strapped to him. He’s previously soared over the English Channel, the Grand Canyon and Mount Fuji. Continue reading for for two more videos and additional information.

Rossy developed and built a wing-suit system comprising a backpack equipped with semi-rigid aeroplane-type carbon-fiber wings – with a span of about 2.4 meters (7.9 ft) – powered by four Jet-Cat P200 jet engines, modified from large kerosene-fueled model aircraft engines. This has led to him being referred to in the press by various monikers, such as The Airman, Jetman, Rocketman, and Fusionman.