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Rocket Man enters History Books

Swiss adventurer —and Icarus impersonator— Yves Rossi has accomplished his goal of crossing the English channel, using his strapped-on jet wing that he designed and fabricated.

According to CNN, He began the Friday flight just before 1207 GMT; by 12:15 GMT, Rossy was above British soil and looped over onlookers before opening his parachute, with his wings still strapped to his back.

“It was perfect. Blue sky, sunny, no clouds, perfect conditions,” Rossy said. “We prepared everything and it was great.”

The travesy was not without incidents, however. Yves’ jet wing ran out of fuel just before the end, and he had to use a parachute to safely reach ground.

You can watch the video of this amazing feat here.

Also, National Geographic will run a special program called “Flight of the Jet Man” that will start at 8 pm ET/PT. Just in case you were not planning on watching certain debate that may *or* may not air at the same hour 😉

  1. Daedalus
    Congratulations to Rossi, he seems to know what he is doing.

    It’s funny that Icarus, the one who crashed, is the one who is famous. As opposed to his dad Daedalus, who did it right. Same with the Hindenburg, people don’t remember all the successful Zeppelin flights.

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    It is not how fast you go
    it is when you get there.

    1. That’s life my friend
      There’s a saying in Spanish: “Mata a un perro, y te dicen mataperros”—”kill a dog, and they’ll call you a dog-killer 😉

      —–
      It’s not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me…
      It’s all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

      Red Pill Junkie

  2. If you’re a monk you’re not
    If you’re a monk you’re not supposed to watch movies or t.v. — it’s because those are right-brain dominant and override your left-brain conceptual analysis to empty out false images blocking pure consciousness. I already saw Iron Man and Hancock at the local $2 movie theatre so not having a t.v. to watch the flying jet wings is no loss for me.

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