Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Jetman Completes Jet Pack Flight over Japan’s Mount Fuji

 |  |  |  |  |  November 7, 2013


We’ve talked about Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy several times since he began making flights using a wing powered by jet engines strapped to his back. In the past he’s flown his backpack wing in formation with a fighter jet, jumped from a hot air balloon and completed a loop wearing his backpack wing.

Rossy recently completed another flight when he flew over the Japanese landmark of Mount Fuji.

jetman_mount_fuji

This was his first flight in Asia. He used his carbon-Kevlar jet wing mounted to his back and flew around the mountain to celebrate its designation as a world heritage site.

The backpack wing Rossy uses can reach speeds of up to 190 mph. The flight speed is controlled by a hand held throttle. The wingsuit can fly to an altitude of 12,000 feet and travel 9.3 miles before running out of fuel. He then returns to the ground using a parachute when he runs out of fuel.

[via Telegraph]



Madsteel Metal Spider Model

Madsteel Metal Spider Model

Making a Cardboard Ball Blaster

Making a Cardboard Ball Blaster

Star Trek Cats Puzzle

Star Trek Cats Puzzle

Concepts from Future Past: 1964 General Motors Bison

Concepts from Future Past: 1964 General Motors Bison

2022 Subaru WRX Gets a New GT Trim

2022 Subaru WRX Gets a New GT Trim

Pre-production Ford F-150 Lightning Trucks Rolling Off the Assembly Line

Pre-production Ford F-150 Lightning Trucks Rolling Off the Assembly Line

Advertisement