Tag Archive: flying

May 27 2009

Minimalist jet-powered flight

In my previous post I mentioned Yves Rossy. Most of you probably haven’t heard of him. As the video below shows, he takes a somewhat different approach than the base-jumpers. Yves developed and built a system comprising a back pack with rigid carbon-fiber wings with a span of about 2.4 meters (7.9 ft), powered by …

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May 26 2009

Did you ever want to fly?

Did you ever want to fly? No, not in a plane, or a balloon, or a dirigible. I mean really fly. I watched this video and thought that this is as close as a person can get right now to really being able to fly (though Yves Rossy comes pretty close too).

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