There have been a few sightings of Yves Rossy or Jet Man as he has become known, but none has really grabbed the attention of people to the extent of this latest flight.
However, the lead up to this eight minute flight did not go according to plan, for on Friday the planned flight in front of the gathered media, failed to take place, but in a test the Jet Man decided to go for it. Dropping from a helicopter, he engaged the twin jet engines to reach speeds of up to 190 mph, which is incredible considering that this is a wing strapped to his back and it steered by the movement of the body!
According to Yves “Jet Man” Rossy he said, “My first flight in the US is sure to be one of the most memorable experiences in my life, not only for the sheer beauty of the Grand Canyon but the honour to fly in sacred Native American lands,”
One thing is for sure this is certainly a flight to remember, most people feel lucky to fly over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter or light aircraft, but to do it in this manner it must feel incredible!