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Former Swiss pilot Yves Rossy, known as Jetman, is the first person to fly a jet-fitted wing.
July 3, 2015 Yves Rossy flies like Superman. But instead of a cape, he uses 7-foot-long wings and four engines. "You are like in a parallel world that normally doesn't exist," he says. "It's beautiful."
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Standing on the center console of the Martin Jetpack, a pilot straps in and uses the joysticks to control flight.
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August 17, 2013 A New Zealand-based aviation company has been granted permission to conduct piloted tests of the one-person flying machine. It plans to have the jet pack on the market in 2014.
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