This man has challenged the limits of human innovation. The 55-year-old fighter pilot Yves Rossy who has taken on the challenge of making himself fly will take to the skies in less than 30 hours.
The Swiss pilot, who is now popularly known as Jetman Dubai, has been attempting to convert his body into a flying machine. Towards this, the ex-fighter pilot and Guinness Book record holder fitted himself with carbon-fibre jet-propelled wing – thanks to four kerosene engines. Currently he can fly up to 55km and jumps from a helicopter and lands using a parachute.
In this video you can see him trying to push the boundaries by completing a formation flight with Aerobatics Champion Veres Zoltán in Dubai.
He hopes to soon take off and land on his own.
But tomorrow’s announcement may not involve taking off from the ground.
On Friday, he took to Twitter to update the latest, “The chopper is ready – the next chapter is soon to be revealed!”
Another tweet on Saturday gave additional info: “Is it a bird, is it a plane...soon we'll see the next step in aviation history,” said a tweet from Jetman Dubai.
He first announced the feat on social media when he wrote on his Facebook page, “Limits exist to be explored, rules are there to be stretched. Enter Jetman Dubai. The next chapter in the story launches on 11 May.
Stay tuned and updated at http://nextchapter.jetman.com/”