Swiss 'Fusion Man' Flies Over the Alps With Jet-Propelled Wings
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 Switzerlandâ€™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 inaugural flight lasted six minutes in Bex, Switzerland, and included an emergency parachute programmed to automatically open if he were to black out, NBC11 reported at the time....