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Yves Rossy

Yves Rossy (born 27 August 1959), nicknamed "Jet Man" and "Fusion Man, is a Swiss pilot, inventor and aviation enthusiast. He is both the first person to build and the first person successfully to fly a jet engine-powered wing strapped to the back. The flight occurred in November 2006 in Bex, lasting nearly six minutes. While work with jet packs to propel humans dates back as far as World War II, his is the first one to have wings.

Yves has served as a fighter pilot in the Swiss Air Force, flying Dassault Mirage IIIs, Northrop F-5 Tiger IIs and Hawker Hunters. He also flew Boeing 747s for Swissair and now pilots an Airbus A320 for Swiss International Air Lines.

Jet-powered wings

For full information, see Jet pack#Yves Rossy's jetpack.
Rossy developed and built a winged pack with rigid aeroplane-type carbon-fiber wings with a span of about .

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