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Yves Rossy (born 27 August 1959) is a Swiss pilot, inventor and aviation enthusiast. He is nicknamed Jet Man and Fusion Man for being the first person to achieve sustained human flight using a jet-powered fixed wing strapped to his back (see Jet pack#Yves Rossy's jetpack for more details).

Rossy developed and built a system comprising a back pack with rigid aeroplane-type carbon-fiber wings with a span of about 2.4 metres (7.9 ft), powered by four attached jet engines modified from model aircraft engines. His first flight occurred in November 2006 in Bex, lasting nearly six minutes. Yves later successfully flew across the English Channel on 26 September 2008 in under 10 minutes (9 minutes 7 seconds), reaching a speed of 125 mph during the crossing

Later in 2008 he made a flight over the Alps reaching a top speed of 189mph.

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