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Swiss 'Jetman' to visit AirVenture in Oshkosh

Published On: May 03 2013 09:06:33 AM CDT
Wildest Stunts - Jet Man

Grand Canyon Flight -- "Jet Man" Yves Rossy made history in 2011 during a daring eight-minute flight across the Grand Canyon in nothing but a jet suit.


A Swiss adventurer is making his first public flights in the United States this summer, including in Wisconsin, with his custom-built jet suit.

Yves Rossy, also known as "Jetman," will be at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture in Oshkosh.

Rossy uses a carbon-Kevlar jetwing with four engines. He's able to propel himself through the sky at upward of 150 mph, controlled by a throttle in his hand.

He had a private flight over the Grand Canyon in 2011 and had numerous demonstrations in Europe.

AirVenture runs from July 29 to Aug. 4 in Oshkosh. His flights will be part of the air shows during the week.

He will also fly at the Reno Air Races in September.