Video: Jetman Flies Over Grand Canyon

Science fun for all. Science fairs, homemade experiments, amateur microscopy, comics, puzzles, videos, or anything else you'd like to share.

Video: Jetman Flies Over Grand Canyon

Postby xcthulhu on May 12th, 2011, 11:35 pm 



www.swissinfo.ch wrote:Flying his jet-propelled wing attached to his back, and steering only by moving his body, Rossy launched from a helicopter at 2,440 metres above the the Grand Canyon, according to his Geneva press office.

Skimming the rockscape at speeds of up to 300km per hour, Jetman sustained flight for more than eight minutes, 60 metres above the rim of Grand Canyon West before deploying his parachute and landing smoothly on the canyon floor.


More info: http://www.swissinfo.ch/jetman
User avatar
xcthulhu
Resident Member
 
Posts: 2218
Joined: 14 Dec 2006
Location: Cambridge, MA
Blog: View Blog (3)


Re: Video: Jetman Flies Over Grand Canyon

Postby Fuqin on May 13th, 2011, 5:57 am 

OH yeah too cool, i was wondering how he was gonna land, some people get all the fun.
User avatar
Fuqin
Resident Member
 
Posts: 3061
Joined: 29 May 2005
Location: The land of OZ
Blog: View Blog (2)


Re: Video: Jetman Flies Over Grand Canyon

Postby Lincoln on May 13th, 2011, 1:17 pm 

Fuqin wrote:OH yeah too cool, i was wondering how he was gonna land, some people get all the fun.

Landing is easy. that part was inevitable. It's that whole "and walk away from it" thing that can be trickier.
User avatar
Lincoln
Resident Expert
 
Posts: 11095
Joined: 29 Dec 2005
Location: Deep in a lab...



Return to Science Fun

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests