History was made last weekend when Yves “Jetman” Rossy completed a historic flight through the Grand Canyon West. Jumping from a helicopter at 8,000 feet with a jet-propelled wing pack attached to his back, Jetman soared amongst the eagles and rockscapes. Moving at 190mph and steering only by the movement of his body, Rossy remained in flight for over eight minutes!
When I saw the video this morning I was blown away. There was the Breitling logo flying high above the Grand Canyon! Sick!
Apparently, Saturday’s flight was meant to just be training, but it was the only time Jetman could fit in between the 46mph winds that were circling all weekend. Video from helicopters is the only proof of Rossy’s flight.
Jetman had already accomplished worldwide acclaim for successful jet-powered flights across Lake Geneva and the English Chanel, however, flying through the Cayman was his ultimate dream. “My first flight in the U.S. is sure to be one of the most memorable experiences in my life, not only for the sheer beauty of the Grand Canyon but the honor to fly in sacred Native American lands,” he stated. Rossy made sure to thank both Mother Nature and the Hualapai Tribe for making his dream come true.
As we all know, Breitling has long been associated with the world of aviation. Jetman’s incredible flight is just another example of their serious accomplishments in the realm of air travel!