Jet Man goes for a record today

by Thor on Sep. 25th, 2008

Fly like an eagle: Here's a photo of Jet Man (aka Yves Rossy) in flight with his jet-pack wings last summer.
Fly like an eagle: Here's a photo of Jet Man (aka Yves Rossy) in flight with his jet-pack wings last summer.Courtesy Fusion Man
You might remember this video of a guy flying in the air with a jet pack on his back. According to National Geographic, he's attempting a world record for personal jet flight by flying across the English Channel today. Keep your eyes and ears posted for video of this amazing flight.

UPDATE: Check the comments section here for information on how Jet Man did on his cross-channel journey, plus other Jet Man goodies.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

bryan kennedy's picture

And fingers crossed that we don't see a giant splash.

posted on Thu, 09/25/2008 - 11:28am
Thor's picture
Thor says:

Jet Man was actually delayed a day by bad weather but I saw him this morning making the flight live on the "Today" show. He actually crossed the English Channel in less than 20 minutes with a safe landing. Does anyone know how long it typically takes someone to swim the English Channel?

posted on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 9:26am
Thor's picture
Thor says:

Here's a link to a full package of video, photos and other interactive experiences about Jet Man. National Geographic will be running an hour-long show tonight (7 p.m. Central Time) about the amazing things he's done.

posted on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 9:51am
Thor's picture
Thor says:

And here's video of the actual flight over the English Channel by Jet Man.

posted on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 2:21pm

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