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In this photo taken Nov 1, and provided by Breitling, Yves Rossy, known as the Jetman, flies by Mt Fuji in Japan. The Swiss aviator jumped from a helicopter at an altitude of 3,600 meters and successfully flew the jet-powered carbon-Kevlar Jetwing around the 3,776-meter-tall mountain. See story here.

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Too Kool !

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wow that is real brave love mt fuji

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Awesome!

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Awesome. love this guy. Watched a docu about him - the wing is incredibly hard to fly and control it's intrinsic handling characteristics are like nothing else that flies. He makes it look easy.

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Can't wait for it in the next Bond film.

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The next Red Bull sport.

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Holy crap, that device is awesome

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You should see the video which is on YouTube. If you think this pic is cool, the video is just amazing!

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Awesome! Almost as awesome as John Robinson's jetpack in Lost in Space!

I'm afraid, though, that just one minor malfunction and this guy is toast...

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It looks like a human missile or rocket.

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This guy has a pair of big, heavy, brass ones.

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I love stuff like this - shows that there are still people out there willing to take a leap into the unknown purely for the sake of it. I've seen the video and it looks amazingly hair raising to say the least, but he knows what he's doing. This is the personal jet-pack that pulp writers always dreamed about ^_^

Wonder when we'll see US soldiers using them, lol

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This guy has a pair of big, heavy, brass ones.

That's what keeps him wing side up...

Seriously, I wonder what one of those things costs?

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Carcharodon - Thanks for the hi-res photos!

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