Undertoad Thursday Jul 26 01:22 PM
July 26, 2007: Personal jet noticed
glatt Thursday Jul 26 01:29 PM
Looks like he's launched form the air, instead of taking off from the ground.
yesman065 Thursday Jul 26 01:29 PM
That has to be a total rush!
Flint Thursday Jul 26 01:34 PM
The URL seen on the wing re-directs to this page.
glatt Thursday Jul 26 01:35 PM
His name is Yves Rossy, and this is his web page.
Uisge Beatha Thursday Jul 26 02:02 PM
Hah, beat that, Batman!
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Jul 26 02:04 PM
And he's seriously nuts, from his bio.
jester Thursday Jul 26 03:12 PM
Seems like I saw that on the Discovery Channel or something like that. Not a lot of protection should he "crash".
Kumbulu Thursday Jul 26 03:16 PM
jester Thursday Jul 26 03:22 PM
Ok, just curious, but in the 2nd picture where they have their "thumbs up" - doesn't it look like the guy in the middle is comparing his thumb to the "pilots"? Like he's saying -
Uisge Beatha Thursday Jul 26 04:04 PM
Hey, those eyes are sharp as well as pretty, jester.
jester Thursday Jul 26 04:11 PM
Snapple Thursday Jul 26 04:17 PM
seems to me, our pilot here - Yves Rossy - has spent much of his life in pursuit of adrenaline rushes if you explore around his site mentioned above. skysurfing off a hot air balloon ... skysurfing then ditching shute to snowboard down the mountain ... fighter pilot ... cool!
bham Thursday Jul 26 04:31 PM
screw the flying bit, check out those watches!
Shawnee123 Thursday Jul 26 04:40 PM
Here's the inspiration:
barefoot serpent Thursday Jul 26 04:41 PM
Definately asbestos underware time.
glatt Thursday Jul 26 04:42 PM
Shawnee123 Thursday Jul 26 04:42 PM
What watches, anyway?
BeltNah Thursday Jul 26 05:31 PM
Have a look at the video have seen a better one but cannot find it.. Very cool though. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-66AcTo9TU
rkzenrage Thursday Jul 26 05:54 PM
wolf Thursday Jul 26 07:24 PM
If the dude truly had a sense of style, that suit would be silver.
Uisge Beatha Thursday Jul 26 07:30 PM
SPUCK Thursday Jul 26 09:32 PM
Yeeeah,(spoken like Office Space boss), I wonder how they figured out they needed to kick him out've a plane...?
Sheldonrs Thursday Jul 26 11:16 PM
Looks cool and you can piss on skydivers and zoom away before they land. :-)
piercehawkeye45 Friday Jul 27 02:34 AM
Kitsune Friday Jul 27 08:02 AM
barefoot serpent Friday Jul 27 10:18 AM
TheMercenary Friday Jul 27 12:10 PM
Anada Friday Jul 27 02:43 PM
xoxoxoBruce Friday Jul 27 07:23 PM
According to the website he had to shuck the wings and bail, letting them crash. I wonder why, considering he can pop a chute wearing them?
Happy Monkey Friday Jul 27 07:38 PM
Too heavy for the chute?
xoxoxoBruce Friday Jul 27 07:53 PM
Don't think so considering he uses the chute, with the wing on, after a normal flight. Maybe the chute wouldn't work and the gear was too heavy for his back-up chute, though.
TheMercenary Friday Jul 27 08:26 PM
xoxoxoBruce Friday Jul 27 08:57 PM
If you look at the pictures. it looks like the fairing on the front of the jet-pack contains the post flight chute?
Flint Friday Jul 27 10:26 PM
He couldn't handle the extra weight of the guilt on his conscience, knowing that the monkey and the goat were photoshopped.
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jul 28 05:35 PM