Fusion Man crosses Channel strapped to jetpack
HE did it! Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy has flown across the Channel strapped to a small wing made from carbon fibre featuring four kerosene-burning jet turbines.
The BBC reports that he jumped out of a plane at 8,200ft and took less than 10 minutes to cross the 22-mile gap between Calais and Dover.
Rossy, who refers to himself as Fusion Man because he says he represents a true fusion between pilot and plane, had been delayed in the past couple of days due to poor weather conditions.