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Classic Aero-TV: It's A Bird, It's A Plane -- It's Jetman!

From 2014 (YouTube Version): Don't Miss This AMAZING Interview With The Jet-Powered Yves Rossy

Despite a few issues to be worked out for the future, the first public airshows featuring Jetman Yves Rossy set imaginations soaring. You could see it in faces all over Wittman Field as folks craned their heads skyward to catch a glimpse of the man who made himself a missile.

Rossy prepared for months... undertaking a number of unique tasks to get his skills where he wanted them... though one of the most amazing parts of his preparation involved a number of formation flights with all manner of aircraft. He has now successfully flown alongside the Stearman aircraft of the Breitling Wingwalkers, a Spitfire, two L-39c Albatros Jets of the Breitling Jet Team and most recently, the airborne adventurer reenacted a 'Superman' flight flying alongside a DC3 aircraft to the delight of the 20 passengers onboard -- and topped it all off with an extraordinarily visual formation with EAA's B-17.

Using a carbon-Kevlar jetwing with four engines, each of which capable of a 22-kilogram thrust, the Swiss aviator is able to propel himself through the sky at upward of 150 mph, controlled by a simple throttle in his hand.

The rest of the controls are left to the human fuselage - Rossy himself - who simply uses his shoulders, body, and legs to steer, pitch, and descend. This forward-thinking technology has allowed Rossy to achieve many outstanding feats since 2008, including soaring above Rio de Janeiro, completing aerobatics from the Breitling Orbiter balloon, crossing the English Channel and flying in formation with various Breitling jets, warbirds and passenger aircraft.

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