Jetman’s death-defying aerial antics took another turn recently, when he teamed up with a pair of jets for some formation work. In what could easily have turned into a replay of Icarus’s last adventure, Jetman (Swiss pilot Yves Rossy) strapped on his tiny wings and leaped from his rotary-wing elevator to meet up with his bigger brothers. The wing carries four small jet engines and has no control surfaces like a regular aircraft, rather Jetman relies on body movement to control his trajectory, not that easy when flying formation only meters away from some hot and heavy metal at 125 mph (200 km/h) plus!
Jetman’s previous adventures include crossing the English Channel, flying across the Grand Canyon and performing loops, as well as numerous appearances at airshows around the world. What other exploits he and his team will dream up remains to be seen, but I am sure there is plenty more innovation to come.