Jetman Flies Over The Grand Canyon

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago Science

Swiss "Jetman" Yves Rossy completed an eight-minute flight along the Grand Canyon, a gorgeous backdrop for this stunt.
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Male 377
Candy Ass
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Male 562
WOW, who knew how expensive achieving lame was?
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Male 6,694
That was only 1:45. Im just saying.
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Male 2,988
lame
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Male 723
@DoubleSteve

No, he didn`t.

First off, Evel never got clearance to jump the Grand Canyon from the Department of the Interior. Instead, he attempted to jump the Snake River. In fact, it was his son, Robbie Knievel who finally jumped a portion of the Grand Canyon in 1999.

Second, the vehicle was never a "bike." The Skycycle-X-2 was more a super heated steam powered jet car or rocket vehicle with wheels than anything that could be construed as a "bike." That jump failed due to a parachute malfunction.

LJ
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Male 2,593
he pussed out using a parachute. I would`ve used roller skates for the landing
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Male 10,440
Too badass for me.

I wouldn`t want to do that even if I had the chance.

... I`ll stick with parachuting thanks.
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Male 25,416
That is very cool
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Male 34
Lame. It`s pretty easy to jump over stuff when you start off 10,000 feet above the ground. Evil tried it with a rocket strapped to a motorcycle now that`s ballsy.
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Male 42
"thats not flying its falling"

...with style.

BUZZ LIGHTYEAR FTW!
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Male 670
I want one! Hell yeah!
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Male 7,123
I would have thought that if you put all that work into something inherently awesome, you would at least make a decent video.
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Male 3,577
thats not flying its falling
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Male 953
ok, jumping out of a helicopter with a jet pack pretty much means you could fly over any area you wanted to. Really only impressive for the guy in the pack.
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Male 2,690
I was expecting footage from his POV, disappointing :/
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Male 2,121
Well that`s Iron Man sorted. Now where did I leave my radioactive spider...?
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Male 9
We`re getting closer and closer to the ironman suit!

I call shotgun!
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Male 37,888

That man is my HERO!



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Female 8,044
Link: Jetman Flies Over The Grand Canyon [Rate Link] - Swiss `Jetman` Yves Rossy completed an eight-minute flight along the Grand Canyon, a gorgeous backdrop for this stunt.
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