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Swiss Daredevil, Yves Rossy, Flies Rio De Janeiro Using Jetpack *VIDEO*

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May 8th, 2012

Swiss daredevil, Yves Rossy, keep pushing the boundaries as he went on a thrill ride flying though the beautiful skylines of Rio De Janeiro.

Rossy who was a former fighter pilot embarked on an 11 minute and 35 second journey as he flew through the skies with a jetpack attached to him. He was dropped from an helicopter over Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas where he flipped on a switch to his jetpack and flew beautiful by scenarios such as the iconic 'Christ the Redeemer' statue and landed on the popular Copacabana beach.

The jetpack was equipped with 4 engines, the speed was managed by Rossy via a hand throttle. As you will see in the video he was not shy on the speed as he soared through the air at 124mph to 186mph. The rest were controlled by motion, with simple body movement from his shoulders, body and legs, Rossy steered the pitch and descend.

Rossy Described his experience:

It will be difficult to find a more beautiful city than Rio. Flying in front of Christ the Redeemer, it seemed like it was just him and me. It was very spiritual to be face-to-face with such a symbol of peace.

I would like to thank the city of Rio and everyone who made this happen. The message for this flight go and realize your dreams

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