Some ask why?  Fusionman asks, why not?

Some ask why? Fusionman asks, why not?

The Rocket Man, Yves Rossy, known by those in the know as Fusionman, took flight today in a successful voyage across the English Channel.  He was the first man to ever do this with a self-contained, homemade jet pack.  That's right, we said jet pack, people.

A former Air Force pilot, Yves Rossy has spent much of his career flying thousands of people around the planet as a captain for SWISS. But when Rossy is not flying planes, he is jumping out of them. Freestyle, skysurf, freely – you name it, he has done it. But no matter how daring, these adventure sports never fulfilled his childhood dream: to soar like a bird. Not with a glider, but with a propelled fixed wing. Appearing live on National Geographic Channel in Jet Man Live, Rossy will attempt to become the first person to cross the English Channel using a single, jet-propelled wing.

 


But hey, that's not very "green" there Captain Turbine, now is it?  Maybe not but the Fusionman's "Wicked Pissa" coefficient pegs the Cool-o-Meter and you can bet he gets all the chicks.  So who cares?  You can catch "Flight Of The Jet Man" on National Geographic TV tonight, at 8PM ET/PT.

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HOLY #@%%!

This guy is my new hero.

I gotta go see what kind of setup he used that maintained power for that long in such a compact form factor.

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This guy makes me feel like a kid inside... Can't wait for such a product to come to market.

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Which market? Dr. Kevorkian's Recreational Vehicles?

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LOL! That was pretty good, 3vi1.

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Very cool stuff! That must have been the thrill of a lifetime!

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bob_on_the_cob:
That must have been the thrill of a lifetime!
No doubt... awesomeness to the nth degree!!!

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Imagine what all those suckers who swam the English channel must now feel like.

Oh... yeah... "suckers".

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