Yves Rossy’s Wingpack – For the Love of Flying
Last night I had a dream that I was flying, when I woke up I realized that since the beginning of time man has wanted to be able to experience the joy of singular flight, to be able to soar like a bird on wings of their own. For me, I think it was just the banana split I ate before bed, but it made me look up gadgets that could let you fly anyway…
Check out Yves Rossy’s Jet Powered Wing, having always wanted to fly in the most natural way possible this Swiss ex-military pilot has devoted most of his time to developing, and perfecting his ability to fly like a bird with ridged carbon fiber jet wings that span about 8 feet, and are powered by 4 small but powerful jet engines underneath.
The 200 pound Wingpack is said to be incredibly responsive and requires careful control of all body movements during flight, the apparatus has been used to fly across theSwiss Alps, and the English Channel in a spectacular flight that was broadcast live to over 160 countries. Since then, recent wing changes to the Wingpack have allowed more precision flying, leading to recent acrobatic flight demonstrations and even formation flights.
The Jetman has been saved by his parachute before, but that doesn’t seem to slow him down, having spent close to 200 thousand dollars on the original prototype and many different versions already developed, Yves “Jetman” Rossy seems dedicated to perfecting his “craft” and was last seen in a flight across Rio De Janeiro’s famous skyline, even circling the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. Check out the website at Jetman.com. Does anyone think that someday, we may all have one of these in our garage?