Jetman soars over Rio, flies circles round historic landmarks (video)

Jetman soars over Rio, flies circles around historical landmarks (video)

Why would you need to leap out of a wonderfully good plane? To fly a winged jetpack over the town of Rio de Janeiro, in fact. It sounds nuts, however it’s only a day within the life for Yves Rossy, the self proclaimed “Jetman” who flew over the Grand Canyon final yr. Since hovering over the Rio Grande, Rossy has pitted his carbon-fiber wings towards a rally automotive on Prime Gear, taken to the skies over Abu Dhabi and, most lately, buzzed Brazil’s well-known Christ the Redeemer statue. Jetman rocketed previous the monument on an eleven minute flight earlier this week, starting his journey by dropping out of a helicopter over Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Rossy pulled his Rocketeer trick and ultimately parachuted to security on Copacabana seashore. Sound enjoyable? Head previous the break to see the person in motion. Us? We’ll hold our ft planted on terra firma, thanks.

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