Years ago, aviation enthusiast and inventor Yves Rossy dreamed of soaring through the sky like a bird.
In 2006 that dream took flight.
Known as Switzerland’s “Fusion Man,” Rossy in November 2006 became the first man in the world to fly with wings and four jet engines strapped to his body; on Wednesday he displayed that talent to the world.
“The idea is to have fun, not to kill yourself,” Rossy said in the story.
In Internet videos, Rossy wears a white helmet with the words “Jet-Man” on the front, dives out of a plane, fires up his wings and propels through the atmosphere, leaving a trail of special-effects white smoke in his wake.
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.