Jet-propelled hang-glider

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Did you guys see this?

That must be good :biggrin:

EDIT: Forgot I still can't post links...so, if you want to see a guy throw himself out of a plane with a rocket-type hang-glider strapped to his back, then go to bbc.co.uk and search for "Rocketman" in the BBC Audio and Video section for a short clip.

Awesome...
 

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FredGarvin
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Jet man has been around for a bit. There was a thread started about him in the GD area a while back. It is pretty friggin' cool.
 
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Oh, didn't know, sorry.

Only discovered PF two days ago and I'm still sifting through the mass of information here :biggrin:

I've never really taken to the idea of sky-diving, but this would definitely be right up my alley :smile:

Any other interesting rocketman links you might have?
 
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Danger
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Forgot I still can't post links...
Steady on, lad... you're almost there. :wink:
 
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Steady on, lad... you're almost there.
Aye! That I am...

aaaaaaand

MINUSONEMORE!!! :biggrin:
 
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Danger
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:rofl:
 
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Astronuc
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May 14 - Known as 'Fusion Man', a former pilot has stunned crowds by flying a jet-propelled wing for nearly ten minutes at a peak speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).

Yves Rossy, a Swiss former military pilot and Airbus commander for Swiss airlines completed an official demonstration on Wednesday (May 14, 2008) in the Swiss Chablais region, where he was released from a plane at 2438 metres (8000 feet) with his wing folded.

He deployed his craft after a short free-fall and began his flight. After a flight of almost ten minutes, he deployed his parachute, folded the wing and landed at the Bex airdrome.
http://www.reuters.com/news/video?videoId=82460&videoChannel=1


- was shown in GD
 
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Thanks Astronuc! I can't stop imagining what that must feel like :biggrin:
 
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Danger
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I can't stop imagining what that must feel like :biggrin:
Man, but that would be glorious! Given my luck, though, I'd end up with the exhaust nozzles misaligned and burn my ass off.
 
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Man, but that would be glorious! Given my luck, though, I'd end up with the exhaust nozzles misaligned and burn my ass off.
:rofl:

Thanks Danger, I knew you'd be the key to me reaching 15 posts!!!

:biggrin:

Which means you guys must quickly head over to "General Engineering" where I'm going to start a new thread and then I must get off the internet because, unfortunately where I live, unlimited internet access doesn't exist and since discovering PF I'm going through this months' bandwidth allocation as if it's going out of fashion :smile:
 
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Danger
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:rofl:

Thanks Danger, I knew you'd be the key to me reaching 15 posts!!!
I don't have a lot of usefulness in life, but can usually be relied upon to build up a post count. :biggrin:
As to your internet accessibility, we're pretty patient around here. It's not like we're going to forget you if you don't show up for a couple of weeks.
 

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