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Offline BMG

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Jet Pack
« on: November 28, 2011, 07:37:40 PM »
Amazing Video: 'Jet Man' stunts alongside fighter jets over Alps

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Amazing pictures from Switzerland show where "jetman" Yves Rossy gave this incredible flying display, using a tailor-made jet pack. The aviation enthusiast leapt from a helicopter and performed a series of aerial acrobatics above the Alps. He then joined two jet planes in a synchronized flight. To synchronise their flight paths the jets reduced their speed to 220 kilometres per hour (137 miles per hour), which put their engines at a point close to stalling. Rossy's previous aerial feats include flying the English Channel and looping the loop around a hot-air balloon.
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Re: Jet Pack
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011, 08:58:51 PM »

We're missing something here.  The Brits had a thing a year or so ago
that a fellow could hang glide over 5 miles to a specified target.  Now
we have this Swiss guy with wings flying around with jets.  And our
SEALS are stuck on the ground or in the water.  We need to get some
of this stuff and put it to use.
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Re: Jet Pack
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2011, 07:25:25 AM »
Yeah, have to work on extending the range I think though, wonder how much fuel could be carried in drop tanks?   ;D
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