Friday, September 26, 2008

Real Life Rocket Man flies across the English Channel

From Reuters:

Sep 26 - Swiss pilot Yves Rossy has successfully completed his solo flight across the English Channel using his single, jet-propelled wing.

After a two-day delay due to bad weather, Rossy achieved his ambition and has written himself into aviation history.

With a light wind on his back he reached the iconic White Cliffs of Dover in 13 minutes covering the 35 kilometre trip at an average speed of 200 kilometres per hour.

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