X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


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

Jetman Completes Jet Pack Flight over Japan’s Mount Fuji

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

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_fujizoom in

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]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Making a Knife Out of Potatoes

Making a Knife Out of Potatoes

Mitski: Two Slow Dancers

Mitski: Two Slow Dancers

adidas Ultraboost DNA LTD

adidas Ultraboost DNA LTD

Advertisement
10 Millionth Ford Mustang Rolls off the Assembly Line

10 Millionth Ford Mustang Rolls off the Assembly Line

2018 Chevy Tahoe RST Review: A White Knight with Black Trim

2018 Chevy Tahoe RST Review: A White Knight with Black Trim

2019 Mazda MX-5 First Drive Review: Unadulterated Topless Entertainment

2019 Mazda MX-5 First Drive Review: Unadulterated Topless Entertainment