June 6, 2007

Jet Man

OK, it's not automotive but it does involve 4 jet engines and it is still one of the coolest things I have ever seen!

On June 24th, 2004 Yves Rossy drops out of the Pilatus airplane at an altitude of 4000m over the Yverdon airfield. Before pulling on the little lever that controls the opening of his wings, Yves lets himself glide for a couple seconds and at the altitude of 2500m, he starts the ignition of the engines and waits 30 seconds for them to be able to stabilize. Once they are steady, he can finally speed up the engines and suddenly the dream comes true. He manages a horizontal flight at 1600m from the ground for more than 4 minutes, at a speed of 100 knots in formation with the Pilatus airplane.

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