Friday, September 26, 2008

Jet Pack Crosses English Channel

A jet pack crossed the English Channel. Yves Rossy, who postponed his flight yesterday because of bad weather, jumped from a plane at 10,000 feet and crossed the Channel at a distance of about 36 Kilometers. He circled the landing zone a number of times to show he was in comfortable control before deploying a parachute.
Rossy designed the kerosene-powered engines himself. Rigid wings much like a fighter-jet's gave him what appeared to be adequate control over his flight.
The future of his invention is unclear, but if he doesn't get at the very least a Disney movie out of this, he needs a new agent.