(born 27 August 1959), nicknamed "Jet Man" and "Fusion Man, is a Swiss pilot
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.
- 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 .