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Don’t Like Flying in Planes? Then Don’t Try Doing What Jetman Does

Is this guy for real? This is probably as close as anyone will get to being Superman. It’s Jetman, also known as Yves Rossy, the Swiss ex-fighter pilot and first man to fly with a jet-powered wing.

Jetman has performed many death-defying stunts around the world, from the English Channel to the Grand Canyon, to Mount Fuji, to the Swiss Alps… and now over the desert of Dubai.

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Jetman with stunt flier over Dubai. (Screenshot/YouTube)

This time he performs stunts with an airplane flown by Aerobatics Champion Veres Zoltán in Dubai.

This is tame compared to the time Jetman raced 2 fighter jets over the Swiss Alps.

What do you think? Are you ready to strap on a jet-powered wing and head off into the wild blue yonder, or do you get your thrills from watching someone else do things like this?

 

John Andress
Having had many eclectic experiences and expressing interest in so many varied things in life has suited my role as Editor-in-Chief of Vision Times. Being trained in the sciences, I worked in the medical field. Scuba diving was a passion, being part owner of a scuba shop, and I enjoyed diving around the world. Raising reptiles of all sorts, including poisonous snakes, was also one of my hobbies when living in the U.S. After moving to Australia in the 80s, I became an avid organic grower of tropical fruits and vegetables, which my wife and I partake of year-round, as well as many of our friends. My newest endeavor has been to become a “bikie” — an eBikie, which I do every day not only to get exercise, but also to have a break from slaving over my computer most of the day. Obviously, China is also a passion, which is something VT specializes in, so I feel very fortunate to have a role here at Vision Times.

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