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Swiss adventurer and former fighter pilot Yves “Jetman” Rossy completed an 8 minute flight over the Grand Canyon on Saturday – his first flight in the United States with his custom jet-powered carbon wing. Yves flew more than 195 feet (60 meters) above the canyon and reached speeds of up to 190 mph (305 km/h).

One of Rossy’s biggest hurdles for the canyon flight was receiving certification; in the end, the FAA classified the pilot and wing as an aircraft… and even gave him a registration number. How cool is that?!

The 51-year-old’s previous achievements in his jet-powered wing include a trip across the English Channel and flight over Lake Geneva in Switzerland. He says the U.S. flight is among the most memorable experiences of his life.

Posted by Andrew Revesz
I don't know what the hell I'm doing, but I love skydiving (surprise!) and I eat pastries to increase my wingload.
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