The bird man

A daring Swiss pilot has completed his latest dramatic stunt by flying with just a jet-propelled wing alongside two planes over the Swiss Alps.

Yves Rossy, also known as 'Jetman', took to the skies for the latest remarkable solo flight where he flanked two L-39C Albatros planes.
The 52-year-old became the first man in history to fly with a jet-propelled wing in November 2006

He has also previously soared over the Grand Canyon for eight minutes, and over the English Channel, in 13 minutes.
Previously Jetman has flown his jet suit across Lake Geneva in 2002 and the English Channel in 2008.
His U.S. flight had taken two years to plan but was held up at the last minute because the final Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval had been given just 30 minutes before he was due to take off on Friday.

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