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brokky

Oct 3, 2006, 2:10 PM
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Not sure if this is the right section to post but since theres no aircraft section in this forum ,the wingsuit flying section was the next best option...
Last thursday ,Yves Rossy did a flight with his wing equiped with 4 jet engines.After a few training jumps with dummy engines (to simulate the weight and drag)he did a few flights with 2 engines.With those he was able to fly level and in formation with the porter.
Then he installed 2 more engines...,started the engines,exited the porter at 11000ft with the wings folded back,deployed the wings and then full throttle....the result :he was flying fast and climbing sometimes reaching 1000ft/min.,and just left the porter behind.
After 5 min. flight he shut down the engines,glided to pull altitude (about 6000ft) and deployed his big parachute.
All I can say is: respect to Yves .Hes been trying for years to get to this stage and this with limited support. Hope he finally finds a big sponsor to go on with his project .
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piisfish

Oct 3, 2006, 2:16 PM
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YES !!!

Any video ??
Do you know when Yves will be back home ??
Just sent him a congratulations SMS on his mobile...

CHAMPAGNE !!!!!Smile


notsane  (D 9465)

Oct 3, 2006, 2:29 PM
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Holy shit that's impressive!

Bring on the video!


brokky

Oct 3, 2006, 2:41 PM
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In reply to:
YES !!!

Any video ??
Do you know when Yves will be back home ??
Just sent him a congratulations SMS on his mobile...

CHAMPAGNE !!!!!Smile

I called him today, he is already at work , flying his ( 2 engine...) Airbus.
Ive got some video,not really good...due to lack of room in the porter, I was the fireman ,videographer and photographer.Ill see if i can compress the video in the next days..


piisfish

Oct 3, 2006, 2:46 PM
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In reply to:
Ive got some video,not really good...due to lack of room in the porter, I was the fireman ,videographer and photographer..
I know the job Angelic
easier to do only photo or video.

was there someone from Jetcat on the plane like "in my days"?? or were you alone with Yves and the pilot ?


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Oct 3, 2006, 2:47 PM
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That's incredibly cool!


dploi

Oct 3, 2006, 2:53 PM
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Awesome! He's always been a relatively unsung hero of human body flight. People can argue all day about pure human flight vs rigid wings vs whatever, but I think that what matters most is the FEELING of flight, not the means to achieve it. Climbing and hitting these speeds with nothing more than some weight on your back has to feel amazing. Great work!


piisfish

Oct 3, 2006, 2:54 PM
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just imagine the face of an AFF student on the same landing area... Must be priceless...


leroydb  (D 25743)

Oct 3, 2006, 2:57 PM
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In reply to:
Awesome! He's always been a relatively unsung hero of human body flight. People can argue all day about pure human flight vs rigid wings vs whatever, but I think that what matters most is the FEELING of flight, not the means to achieve it. Climbing and hitting these speeds with nothing more than some weight on your back has to feel amazing. Great work!

Well said!


piisfish

Oct 3, 2006, 2:58 PM
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In reply to:
but I think that what matters most is the FEELING of flight, not the means to achieve it. Climbing and hitting these speeds with nothing more than some weight on your back has to feel amazing. Great work!
I remember when I went flying with Yves in the Bcker (aerobatics biplane) I loved so much the feeling of the air, flying in a plane, but outside... Just imagine flying in a convertible JET Smile

And now I guess he has this incredible perma-smile glued to his face... SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


brokky

Oct 3, 2006, 3:06 PM
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In reply to:

was there someone from Jetcat on the plane like "in my days"?? or were you alone with Yves and the pilot ?

Roman from Jetcat couldnt make it so Yves had to start the engines on his own. Skipete flew the plane (as usual).


piisfish

Oct 3, 2006, 3:10 PM
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so there was plenty room inside the plane for you Tongue

He MUST do it again, and I'll be there to do additional video Angelic


brokky

Oct 3, 2006, 3:18 PM
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Heres Yves website,


www.jet-man.com


piisfish

Oct 3, 2006, 3:20 PM
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http://www.jet-man.com

let's hope he uploads the news soon Tongue


warpedskydiver  (Student)

Oct 3, 2006, 4:40 PM
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That is simply awesome!
Wow what a rush that must beCool


droquette  (C 34946)

Oct 4, 2006, 12:11 PM
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I just want to give mad props to Yves. I think what he is doing is absolutely incredible. I'd like to try it one day Sly


Costyn  (D 92506)

Oct 4, 2006, 11:12 PM
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Very cool, respect to Yves!


piisfish

Nov 4, 2006, 8:34 AM
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next week should be productive in images Tongue


lurch  (D 27583)

Nov 6, 2006, 11:32 AM
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Whoa.
That looks like the most transcendant flight experience imaginable. I wonder what it feels like when he begins to climb... If that was me I'd have been howling my lungs out.
Congratulations, Mr. Rossy. Someday I'll learn to fly like that.
-B


piisfish

Nov 10, 2006, 3:35 PM
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hehehehhhhhh waw yes he climbs, did 3 flights today, there is impressive videos and photos...

here is a very low quality attachment just to give an idea of the fun we had
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mccordia  (D 94775)

Nov 12, 2006, 5:28 AM
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Is that Frank Versteeg in his Aerobatic Airplane?


piisfish

Nov 12, 2006, 6:43 AM
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no that was Daniel Koblet from Mobile Air Sevice, in Bex, Switzerland, on an Extra 200


piisfish

Dec 19, 2006, 1:36 PM
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the video was on the french news tonight Smile
http://jt.france2.fr/20h/ from 34'10'' SmileSmile

enjoy


piisfish

Dec 20, 2006, 8:17 AM
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updates on http://www.jet-man.com with video and photos Wink


freeflysoul

Dec 20, 2006, 10:58 AM
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Video on the main italian news today at 13.30! Smile


piisfish

Dec 20, 2006, 12:51 PM
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if you get to see t on his site, video is longer and with loads of cool shots Smile


Buried  (D License)

Dec 20, 2006, 1:24 PM
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In reply to:
if you get to see t on his site, video is longer and with loads of cool shots Smile

yeah nice. love the show with him flying infront of the plane


dploi

Dec 20, 2006, 2:18 PM
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All over the US, as well. Nice to see the man getting the recognition he deserves.


piisfish

Dec 20, 2006, 3:10 PM
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All over the US, as well. Nice to see the man getting the recognition he deserves.
if you know of (serious) people who would sponsor, please PM me...

Seeing him fly was Shocked and filming it was the bomb...


bch7773  (C License)

Dec 21, 2006, 8:13 AM
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that would be such a rush. great video


fatmarl  (D 10863)

Dec 21, 2006, 3:04 PM
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Awesome. Total respect for M. Rossy.


piisfish

Dec 23, 2006, 4:21 AM
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Holy shit that's impressive!

Bring on the video!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHYXrqoS08o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEXxkWXncuo


Anvilbrother  (C 39168)

Dec 23, 2006, 10:16 PM
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Awesome!


mccordia  (D 94775)

Dec 24, 2006, 1:39 AM
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Coolest thing Ive ever seen in the sky...
Buzz Lightyear...no longer falling with style....but flying!


piisfish

Dec 24, 2006, 3:10 AM
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call it "climbing with style" Tongue


dropoutdave  (C 105964)

Dec 24, 2006, 5:07 AM
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I hope it's not too late to change my xmas list!

That was amazing.

Love your work Yves!


base283  (D 15343)

Dec 27, 2006, 12:05 AM
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That is cool!
If he adds landing gear he will be the inventor of airplanes.
take care,
space


piisfish

Dec 28, 2006, 3:28 AM
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6 pages with beautiful pics on todays Paris-Match magazine Smile


ltdiver  (D 20506)

May 14, 2008, 6:31 PM
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Today's news....Rossy just wowed the spectators over the Swiss Alps.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24617833/

ltdiver


virgin-burner

May 14, 2008, 11:49 PM
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had a segment on the news as well! piisfish seems to have helped him out. maybe he'll come in for some more about it!

just found this video. its the one all down the bottom!


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piisfish

May 15, 2008, 4:38 AM
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It was so incredible... A great milestone. Beautiful. The people who were there were all very impressed.


virgin-burner

May 15, 2008, 5:01 AM
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how long did the flight last? some sources speak of five, other of 9 minutes!

and what was this "commercial availability" that was mentioned!? no tesla roadster, but a wing with jets on them!? ShockedTongueLaugh


piisfish

May 15, 2008, 5:14 AM
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was around 8-9 minutes... with 2 barrel rolls Smile

not commercially available yet... but who would have thought that jet-skis could be a commercial product 40 years ago...

maybe your kids will go to school with jetwings Wink


bodypilot1  (D 16037)

May 15, 2008, 7:50 AM
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In reply to:
maybe your kids will go to school with jetwings

Yah, right... Crazy Kids wont eat the hamburger if they have been given the toy beforehand.....Laugh


sdctlc  (D 16437)

May 15, 2008, 2:20 PM
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was around 8-9 minutes... with 2 barrel rolls Wink

http://www.comcast.net/...pup.html?v=742019860

Found some footage showing the roll...

Scott C.


virgin-burner

May 15, 2008, 2:30 PM
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i have this rc-plane airport in my neighborhood. maybe they'll help me out! Laugh

is this difficult to fly!? must feel incredible! wing suiting is cool, but fuck it, this is a completely different story altogether! ShockedAngelicLaugh


chrisgray  (D License)

May 15, 2008, 5:22 PM
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I have seen video of Yves flying before but this one is absolutely amazing. Bravo!!


piisfish

May 15, 2008, 11:45 PM
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the exit of the barrel rolls are not very clean.. but you have to keep some progression margin Tongue

had a drink yesterday evening with Yves again. He is everywhere. ABC, CNN, NBC etc etc... The CNN video was interesting to see, you hear him flying, and you here the cameras shooting him in the flybys.

http://www.bluewin.ch/...dex.php/178/?id=9564
photo 16/16 by me Tongue


virgin-burner

May 16, 2008, 3:25 AM
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16/16 is the best shot of them all! Smile

LaughLaughLaugh


mccordia  (D 94775)

May 16, 2008, 3:32 AM
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http://edition.cnn.com/...itn?iref=videosearch

CNN video


ScottGray  (D 29628)

May 16, 2008, 3:45 PM
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I'm quiting my real job ... hitching a ride to europe .... to apprentise on is ground team for the future shot at one flight. Laugh


piisfish

Sep 14, 2010, 5:42 PM
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some more evolution in his flight, at the Jersey Air Show last week (that's Jersey in the British Isles)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWIoOzrGnOU


shropshire  (C License)

Sep 14, 2010, 11:38 PM
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Amazing CoolCoolCool


Arvoitus  (D 3917)

Sep 15, 2010, 2:38 AM
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How does the deployment system work? He pulls the white ripcord first and something happens then he pulls the orange one and the canopy comes out. If he had a spring pilot chute it would make some sense but he seems to have a collapsible PC.


piisfish

Sep 15, 2010, 6:27 AM
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If he had a spring pilot chute it would make some sense but he seems to have a collapsible PC.
he has a spring loaded PC, mounted like a tandem drogue chute, and it is collapsible Smile


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piisfish

Apr 25, 2012, 2:41 AM
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such an evolution from the first climb to now...
A great new video by Skydiver Evert from Belgium. That guy can really use his camera Smile
http://vimeo.com/40477489


granpasc

Apr 25, 2012, 4:00 AM
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page not foundWink


ifell  (C 3591)

Apr 25, 2012, 4:10 AM
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Works for me, did not try to load the video though... Seen it already


piisfish

Apr 25, 2012, 5:39 AM
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maybe the video was pulled down for the moment... For those who have seen it, you know how beautiful it was Smile
For the rest, well wait for a moment, pretty sure it will be back. It was a very recent video in the Swiss Alps, around Bex, which is Yves "local" place. Pure beautiful flying, clean aerobatics, and filmed by Evert from a helicopter equipped with one of these eagle-eye cameras. Sure beats the quality of a Go-Pro Tongue


kallend  (D 23151)

Apr 25, 2012, 5:45 AM
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Works for me, did not try to load the video though... Seen it already

"Sorry, the video at this URL has either been deleted or never existed in the first place."


piisfish

Apr 25, 2012, 6:11 AM
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so it has been deleted... Frown
too bad for all of you.. I saw it again this morning Smile


piisfish

May 2, 2012, 4:16 PM
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Congrats to all the team for the Rio flight.
http://www.chron.com/...52/photo-2889624.phpSmile


piisfish

May 3, 2012, 2:54 AM
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well done to all the Team for the beautiful flights over Rio
http://www.20min.ch/...-de-Janeiro-26219048 Smile


piisfish

May 3, 2012, 6:11 AM
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http://www.euronews.com/...over-rio-de-janeiro/ VIDEOOOO Smile



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