Another day, another jet-powered backpack flight over the Alps

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CNN/AP has video of the first flight of Yves “Fusion Man” Rossy and his winged, jet-powered backpack. Rossy tips out of a small airplane and ignites the four thrusters, hitting speeds of up to 186 MPH before deploying a parachute and landing gently back at the local airfield.

‘Fusion Man’ soars above Swiss Alps [CNN]

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4 Responses to Another day, another jet-powered backpack flight over the Alps

  1. License Farm says:

    Centurions: POWER EXTREME!

  2. stratosfyr says:

    I was just having a conversation earlier today about how plausibly near-future “Iron Man” was.

    I’ll totally settle for Mach-IV instead.

  3. Rob Beschizza says:

    When I was a child, the first time I heard that I thought they were shouting “POWER EXCRETE!”

  4. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to see him take off from the ground via skateboard. I wonder if he could get enough altitude to parachute back down.

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