Saturday, June 14, 2008

Yves Rossy 1959-

Yves Rossy is a Swiss pilot, inventor and aviation enthusiast. He invented and was the Test Pilot for the first flight on November 2006, flying a jet-engine powered wing strapped to his back. The flight occurred in Bex nr Lake Geneva, lasting nearly six minutes.

Yves has served as a fighter pilot in the Swiss Air Force flying Dassault Mirage III's, Northrop F-5 Tiger IIs and Hawker Hunters. He flewBoeing 747's for Swissair and now works as an Airbus pilot for Swiss International Airlines.