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Flying a person in the air is the dream of many, but do you think this is impossible? But the Swiss Yves Rossi will not agree with you. As a pilot and inventor, he brought his dream to life. He invented a wingpack that allows a person to feel like a bird, and to this day continues to improve it.
Yves Rossi was born in Switzerland on August 27, 1959. From school years, the boy was drawn to the sky, drawn to fly. His favorite pastime was making difficult jumps from trees and high fences. By this, he secured several fractures for himself, which did not at all discourage his desire to fly into the air.

When he was 20 years old, Yves Rossi entered the service in the aviation forces, and later entered the flight school. Having become a fighter pilot, young Yves got into aerial reconnaissance and served in her squadron for several years. Four years later, Rossi began working as a flight school instructor, and ultimately became a pilot of the Boeing-747 airliner.
But even that was not enough for him. Rossi wanted to be a bird, not a pilot. In 2002, Yves Rossi visited the JetCat jet engine company in Germany. He was inspired by the idea of ​​creating a design consisting of plastic wings fixed to the pilot’s body, on which mini-turbines were located. Not immediately, but still the company agreed with the proposal of Russia.

After repeated tests on mannequins, it was June 24, 2004. Near the Swiss city of Yverdon-les-Bains, Yves Rossi first tested the device on himself. After two unsuccessful attempts and parachute landings, he still managed to start the engines and gain altitude. The flight lasted about four minutes.

After that, Rossi flew the English Channel in 2008, flew over Fujiyama in 2013, the Grand Canyon. He also flew in line with the Air Force fighters over the Swiss Alps. In 2015, he flew in tandem with skydiving champion Vince Reffe around the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai. Reffe admitted that it took him 5 years to master the wingpack.

The weight of the wing of the jetpack is 55 kg, the wingspan is 2 meters. The average flight speed is approximately 200 km / h, and the maximum reaches 300 km / h. Take-off does not occur from the ground, it is mandatory to climb to a height by helicopter or plane. Landing is carried out by parachute. The wings of the knapsack are not mechanical, control is due to the displacement of the center of mass when moving the limbs and head. The fuel reserve is enough for 10 minutes of a complex maneuverable flight. In total, Yves Rossi developed and improved 15 different types of wing of his knapsack-wing and went from folding wings to integral ones.

After Rossi stopped flying often using his device, he did not stop working on improving it. The main task is not to increase the flight range, but precisely maneuverability so that a person can fly like a bird. This helps him the aforementioned Vince Reffe. Together they want to ensure that takeoff can be made from the ground, and not rise to the desired height by helicopter. They also hope to increase the flight time by another 10 minutes. Rossi calls his project a team, because he is helped by pilots, a director’s group, and managers. The inventor thanks all his colleagues for their support and help. He also does not deny that he might someday fly in Russia.
Currently lives in Dubai in one of the skyscrapers. Has the nickname Jet Man. Of the hobbies, skydiving and sky surfing can be called. And, of course, is the man who conquered the sky. To the delight of dreamers.

Young Eve fell into aerial reconnaissance and served in her squadron for several years. Four years later, Rossi began working as a flight school instructor, and ultimately became a pilot of the Boeing-747 airliner.
But even that was not enough for him. Rossi wanted to be a bird, not a pilot. In 2002, Yves Rossi visited the JetCat jet engine company in Germany. He was inspired by the idea of ​​creating a design consisting of plastic wings fixed to the pilot’s body, on which mini-turbines were located. Not immediately, but still the company agreed with the proposal of Russia.

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