Man with custom-built jet suit coming to Wisconsin

9:45 AM, May 3, 2013   |    comments
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OSHKOSH, Wis. - A Swiss adventurer is making his first public flights in the United States this summer, including in Wisconsin, with his custom-built jet suit.

Yves Rossy, also known as "Jetman," will be at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture in Oshkosh.

Rossy uses a carbon-Kevlar jetwing with four engines. He's able to propel himself through the sky at upward of 150 mph, controlled by a throttle in his hand.

He had a private flight over the Grand Canyon in 2011 and had numerous demonstrations in Europe.

AirVenture runs from July 29 to Aug. 4 in Oshkosh. His flights will be part of the air shows during the week.

He will also fly at the Reno Air Races in September.

 

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