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National Geographic


This September, one man will risk his life to attempt the impossible – to fly like a bird using a single, jet-propelled wing attached to his back.


Swiss pilot Yves Rossy is hoping to become the first person in history to fly across the English Channel using a special wing. Known as “Fusion Man”, Rossy will jump from a plane more than 3,000 metres above ground, fire up the jets on his wing and soar across the English Channel at speeds approaching 190 kilometres per hour.


Rossy will trace the route of French aviator Louis Blériot who dared to be the first to cross the English Channel in an airplane 99 years ago.National Geographic Channel will document Rossy’s flight from his take-off near Calais, France, to his landing, approximately 15 minutes later across the English Channel in Dover, UK. Rossy’s flight will also be streamed live online at www.natgeotv.com/jetmanTo achieve this...

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