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. Continue reading
Few athletes can boast of success in various sports. But Sean Palmer is one of those. Known by the nicknames “Napalm” and “Palm Daddy”, he is considered one of the founders of extreme sports.
An American snowboarder, skier, mountain biker and motocross racer was born on November 14, 1968 in South Lake Tahoe (California, USA). From early childhood, Sean was interested in activities in which there is great speed. In an interview with People magazine, his mother said: “Wheels or boards – it doesn’t matter, it should be super-fast. He was not afraid of anything. Once, when he was 13, he was punished, then he jumped out of the window of his room on the second floor, got on his bike and sped off. Sean has always been like this – pushing the boundaries. ”
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Freestyler Jean-Philippe Oakler was born in Saint-Foix, Quebec on August 22, 1977. He was known by the nickname J.P. At a young age he showed talent in the traditional disciplines of skiing. However, all the basic rules and requirements established by FIS severely limited his freedom, so JP left the classic freestyle and started inventing his own tricks.
He had like-minded people like Vincent Dorion and Shane Zox, JF Cusson and Mike Douglas. Newspapers dubbed the team “The New Canadian Air Force.” The young extremal regularly won prizes in big air. At the age of 34, he moved to live in the mountainous Switzerland – the dream of any skier.
In order to get permission to perform new tricks on the mogul highway, J.P. sometimes had to do paperwork for several months. Continue reading