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Jetman uses 'senses' as his instruments

Article | Nov 19, 2013

With a nickname like Jetman, you’d think Yves Rossy would be a cartoon character or the hero in a new comic book series. Yet Rossy is a down-to-Earth aviator who made headlines throughout the United States this summer and fall, visiting and flying his jet-powered wing at events such as EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. and the National Championship Air Races in Reno. Then in November, he made headlines in Japan when he flew his unique jet-powered wingsuit above Mount Fuji nine times as part of a celebration of the mountain’s official designation as a World Heritage Site, BBC reported.

Jetman over Mount Fuji

Article | Nov 06, 2013

Swiss pilot Yves Rossy, better known as Jetman, looped and rolled over one of the world’s most famous mountains Nov. 6.

Yves Rossy trains student Jetman

Article | Aug 02, 2013

Jetman Yves Rossy revealed to EAA AirVenture attendees Aug. 1 that he has a student Jetman, 28-year-old Vincent Reffet—and he’s not a pilot. Reffet recently made his first motorized-wing flight.

Jetman coming to Oshkosh, Reno

Article | May 02, 2013

Now it's confirmed: Jetman Yves Rossy will tumble backward off the skid of a helicopter at not only EAA AirVenture 2013 but the Reno, Nev., National Championship Air Races and Air Show later in the year.

Jetman makes Rio de Janeiro flight

Article | May 03, 2012

Swiss pilot Yves Rossy came face-to-face with Christ the Redeemer, the iconic statue towering above Rio de Janeiro, on May 2, flying past with a rigid wing and four tiny turbines strapped to his back.

Topics Jetman, Pilots