Fusion Man - Rocket man flies on jet-powered wings

Ok, I have to say .. holy crap this is awesome!

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24617833?GT1=43001

Former fighter pilot reaches 186 miles an hour during first public flight

fusion_manSome people go fishing on their day off. Yves Rossy likes to jump out of a small plane with a pair of jet-powered wings and perform figure eights above the Swiss Alps.

Rossy, 48, made his first public flight with his self-made flying contraption in front of the world press Wednesday, after five years of training and many more years of dreaming.

There are many things from the movies I always hoped would become a reality in life. A rocket pack was one of them. Seriously, how cool is it to think about? Rocketeer, while being a Disney B-movie, was completely awesome in ideas. Not to mention to STILL see things like this in comic books and movies. Iron Man, while not really a rocket pack, only perpetuated the dream.

 

Killer. That's what I say. Can I have one?

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