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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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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


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