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Yves Rossy Also Known As Jetman Flies Alongside A B-17 US Aircraft

posted 30 Jul 2013, 09:56 by Mpelembe   [ updated 30 Jul 2013, 09:57 ]

Jetman Yves Rossy flies with a B-17 bomber in preparation for his first ever display at a public event in the United States

OSHKOSH, WISCONSINUNITED STATES (29 JULY 2013) (BREITLING) -   As a warm-up for his first ever display at a public event in the US, Yves Rossy - also known as Jetman - flew alongside a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress on Monday (July 29).

On Tuesday (July 30), he will do a public display at the EAA AirVenture event in Oshkosh,Wisconsin. This will mark a first for him in the United States and can attract as many as 500,000 people.

While spending many years being both a fighter pilot and an airline captain, Rossy devoted his free time to his passion - to fly like a bird using jet power, but having a minimum of instruments.

For his practice run on Monday, Rossy weaved around the four-engine heavy bomber aircraft in the skies above Wisconsin in his own jet-powered wings.

After many years of developing and testing designs, his first successful flight was back in 2006, when he flew for over 5 minutes in Bex in his home country of Switzerland.

To date, as Jetman, Rossy has flown over Rio de Janeiro, crossed the English Channel, flown with Breitling Wingwalker Stearmans and the Breitling Jet Team's L-39c Albatros aircraft.

Rossy has stated he wants to train a fellow 'Jetman' to fly with him but his ultimate goal is to share his design with everyone.