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September 6, 2004 3:49 PM   Subscribe

Jet-Man Project. Man straps on composite wings and tiny jet engines. From AVweb.
posted by tss (11 comments total)

 
Woah. That's seriously cool. Now that's falling with style.
posted by substrate at 4:04 PM on September 6, 2004


Very cool. And very insane, IMHO, but the world could use a few more loonies like this guy.
posted by Zonker at 4:10 PM on September 6, 2004


Lawyers from Acme Corporation of America are already filing a trademark infringement suit on behalf of their client's valuable "Flying Man-Bat Suit" property.

Fictional litigation aside, that's amazing.
posted by Verdant at 4:45 PM on September 6, 2004


Very, very, cool. I seem to recall the French doing a lot of this sort of thing, including one Frenchman who used a special suit to make the worlds fastest freefall, well exceeding 200 mph straight down. I wasn't able to find anything on a quck Google of this, however.
posted by Elvis at 6:06 PM on September 6, 2004


Scary fun. Great post.
posted by anathema at 8:16 PM on September 6, 2004


Yves greets the first 50 people he sees after the flight by saying "Hello, I'm not dead."
posted by skyscraper at 9:09 PM on September 6, 2004


entirely fun in a vicarious sort of way. great post.
posted by moonbird at 9:18 PM on September 6, 2004


the world could use a few more loonies like this guy.

Eilmer of Malmesbury
posted by stbalbach at 10:58 PM on September 6, 2004


:-)
posted by Shane at 6:50 AM on September 7, 2004


Sweeeet. Thanks for the post!

substrate , good quote, geek. :)
posted by tomplus2 at 8:18 AM on September 7, 2004


Eilmer of Malmesbury

All these guys
. (John Damian was the first I heard about, during a visit to Scotland.)

Anyway, why even bother to leave the ground?
posted by LeLiLo at 8:52 PM on September 7, 2004


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