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article imageVideo: Jetman flies over Rio de Janeiro

By Anne Sewell     May 3, 2012 in World
Rio De Janeiro - In an incredible display, Jetman has now taken a flight over Rio de Janeiro. The video takes you along for the ride with breathtaking views.
Jetman is a Swiss pilot and inventor named Ives Rossy.
He has taken some amazing trips before, including flying over the Grand Canyon, Jersey International Air Display 2010, the English Channel and the Swiss Alps.
Now he's strapped on his 2.5 meter carbon-fiber wings, and flown over Rio de Janeiro. His wings have four jet engines attached and the system is strapped to Rossy's back. He then navigates using his arms, legs and head.
With speeds up to 300 kilometers an hour, he gets around fast. However, Rossy is unable to get into the air himself - he needs a plane or helicopter to get him up there first.
Landing also doesn't come that easy, so Rossy requires a parachute to float him gently down to terra firma.
You can see more of his adventurous flights here.
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