Hello to anyone who reads!
Wanted to share my story and hear some opinions on a matter of high importance to me - achieving the dream of true human flight and become one of the Jetmen.
So Im a relatively new skydiver with 160 jumps and a B licence. The dream of cruising the air was always strong with me. Almost become a military pilot and after that didnt work out, I waited to save enough for my AFF and did just that. But it all was just talk until the day I saw the first Yves Rossy Jetman video on youtube or facebook and my mind was blown. I remember showing the video to all my friends and family, telling how amazing it was to find out the humans can fly and how awesome it would be if I can fly like them too.
I strongly doubt that anyone here doesnt know what Im talking about but if you dont check the videos of the amazing Yves Rossy and his crew.
Long story short, not long ago I decided that I have to try and do anything I can to make my dream a reality and here is the problem: I dont really know how...
All I know is that Yves's team composed of the legendary Soul Flyers Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen, and soon they will add another dude from the Emirates to their ranks. What do they have in common? Yes of course, they are professional and world renowned skydiving legends and that leads me to realise that right now, the only way to become a Jetman myself is to first become a skydiving legend myself. Sounds easy right?
And here I am, a nobody in this sport with big dreams and little knowledge, humbly asking the advice of anyone that maybe has some idea what can I do?
The only idea I have right now is to find a DZ somewhere that will accept me as a cameraman and gain as much experience as I can in the air and wind tunnel. Aside from this I have no idea what to do and maybe for a time there isnt much. I know it maybe sounds like something not practical and far fetched, because it is. But I dont know.. Dream big or dont dream at all, right?
To conclude - any words of wisdom and advices will be welcome. Sorry for my broken (not native) English. Really want to hear opinions.
Blue skies :)