Switzerland's 'Fusion Man'

Yves Rossy flies jet-propelled wing

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    Sept. 26: An aerial shot of Yves Rossy parachuting to the ground near the shoreline near Dover, England. The Swiss daredevil crossed the English Channel strapped to a homemade jet-propelled wing Friday, parachuting into a field near the white cliffs of Dover after a 10-minute solo flight. Rossy leapt from a plane at more than 8,800 feet (2,500 meters), fired up his jets and made the 22-mile (35-kilometer ) trip from Calais in France. Rossy passed over a thin strip of land in front of South Foreland lighthouse, looped over onlookers and opened his parachute, his wings still strapped to his back.

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    Sept. 26: Another shot of Rossy descending over Kent's green and pleasant fields.

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    Sept. 26: A ground-based shot of Rossy coming down to Earth as a spotter helicopter flies overhead near Dover, Kent, England.

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    Sept. 26: Yves Rossy of Switzerland stands up shortly after landing after his solo flight from France to England near Dover, England.

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    Sept. 26: Rossy's team members douse him with champagne after he lands near a historic lighthouse outside Dover, England.

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    Sept. 26: Rossy, center, is mobbed by wellwishers and the media near Dover, England after landing following his solo flight from France to England.

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    Sept. 26: Rossy , right, is congratulated by an unidentified man after his successful rocket-powered solo flight from Calais, France, to Dover, England.

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    Sept. 26: Rossy, surrounded by police and team members, walks toward waiting reporters after his solo flight across the English Channel.

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    Sept. 26: Rossy takes a deep swig of champagne near Dover, England, after his safe landing following his historic solo rocket-powered flight without an aircraft across the English Channel.

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    Sept. 25, 2008: Yves Rossy of Switzerland heads to a press conference after his jet-powered solo flight across the English Channel was postponed in Dover, England. The adventurer canceled plans to cross the Channel strapped to a homemade jet-propelled wing after clouds rolled in over the cliffs of Dover and hampered visibility. Rossy said the flight would be rescheduled to Friday, when the weather is expected to improve.

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    Sept. 25, 2008: Yves Rossy speaks at a press conference after his jet-powered solo flight across the English Channel was postponed in Dover, England. The adventurer canceled plans to cross the Channel strapped to a homemade jet-propelled wing after clouds rolled in over the cliffs of Dover and hampered visibility. Rossy said the flight would be rescheduled to Friday, when the weather is expected to improve.

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    May 15: Former Swiss military pilot Rossy, also known as "Fusionman", flies in the sky like a rocketeer in the southern Swiss Alps near Bex.

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    May 15: "Fusionman" Rossy jumps out of the plane to start his demo flight near Bex.

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    May 15: Former professional Swiss military pilot "Fusionman" Rossy jumps out of the plane to start his demo flight near Bex.

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    May 15: Former professional Swiss military pilot Yves Rossy, also known as "Fusionman", is airborne during a demo flight near Bex.

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    May 15: Former professional Swiss military pilot Rossy, also known as "Fusionman", prepares his wings for the photographers after his demo flight in Bex.

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    May 15: Former professional Swiss military pilot Rossy, the 'jet-man' flies in the Swiss Alps near Nyon.

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    Yves Rossy, known as the 'Fusion Man,' flies with a jet-powered single wing over the Alps in Bex, Switzerland, on May 14, 2008. On Sept. 25, Rossy canceled a trip over the English Channel, citing bad weather.

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    May 14, 2008: Yves Rossy, known as the 'Fusion Man,' poses with his jet-powered single wing after flying over the Alps in Bex, Switzerland.

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    May 14, 2008: Yves Rossy flies with a jet-powered single wing over the Alps in Bex, Switzerland.

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    May 14, 2008: Swiss pilot Yves Rossy, the first man in the world to fly under a jet-fitted wing, jumps from a plane through the air in Bex, Switzerland.

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    May 14, 2008: 'Fusion Man' Yves Rossy flies with a jet-powered single wing over the Alps in Bex, Switzerland.

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    May 14, 2008: Yves Rossy, known as the 'Fusion Man,' flies with a jet-powered single wing over the Alps in Bex, Switzerland. Some 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. The revolutionary human flying machine comes after five years of training and many more years of dreaming.

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    May 14, 2008: Yves Rossy, known as the 'Fusion Man,' is surrounded by journalists after flying with a jet-powered single wing over the Alps in Bex, Switzerland.

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    May 14, 2008: Yves Rossy, known as the 'Fusion Man,' flies with a jet-powered single wing over the Alps in Bex, Switzerland.

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    May 14, 2008: Yves Rossy, known as the 'Fusion Man,' thumbs up flying with a jet-powered single wing over the Alps in Bex, Switzerland.

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    May 14, 2008: Yves Rossy, known as the 'Fusion Man,' shows how to put on his jet-powered single wing after flying over the Alps in Bex, Switzerland.

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    May 14, 2008: Yves Rossy, known as the 'Fusion Man,' sorts out his parachute as he shows how to put on his jet-powered single wing after flying over the Alps in Bex, Switzerland.

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