Human Flyers

Yves Rossy – Jetman

Last Updated on June 18, 2020 by Darshan Modi

Yves Rossy, also known as Jetman, first man to fly thanks to a rigid wing fixed on his back, knows how to be a better bird than anyone on the planet. With its self-propelled jetpack attached to its back, the former pilot fighter flies at a speeds close to 300 km/h.

Yves Rossy
Yves Rossy

Yves Rossy Superhuman Superpower

Yves Rossy is an exceptional and inspiring speaker. He is the first man in the world to connect reactors with a wing and fly like Icarus. This incredible achievement puts Yves in a good position to give the public an idea of the technology of the aviation world and share its individual and incredible story. It is known as an inventor of a series of experimental packages of individual jet, and the latter with flying carbon fibers fly. Often called “Jetman,” Rossy has sometimes examined and introduced new versions of his jetpacks at high events around the world. Rossy has always been devoted to experiment flying in all forms. His dream had always been flying in the purest form, minimizing the limitations of carcasses in the aircraft hull.


Yves Rossy was, born on August 27, 1959 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Early Life of Yves Rossy

In 2004, Yves Rossy became the first man in the history of aviation flying over his wing with a nozzle. After successfully completing a military pilot, he flew to Hawker Hunter and later to Mirage III. After his career in the Air Force, he worked as a captain of a commercial air carrier with Swiss international airliners in Boeing and Airbus.

About Yves Rossy

Yves Rossy, also known as Jetman, is an adventurer, a pioneer, a pilot fighter, a Guinness World Recorder, and a source of inspiration for millions of people. That is why he is without a doubt an extraordinary being.
From a boy who attended an airplane show at the age of 13-year old, his desire to fly as a bird became a motivation for the past forty-two years and he has lived up to this in his entire life researching and working with a team that would help him realize his dream.
At age 17, Yves joined the cadet of Swiss Air Force, and at 20, he flew with Swiss Air Force as an elite pilot. Yves’s first aircraft was the Hunter Hawk aircraft, followed by Tiger 5. Over the last eight years, he improves his skills and accumulate more hours of flight, giving him the opportunity to take control of the elite jet called Mirage III, he then went further to record more than 1,000 hours of flight time on the Mach 2 aircraft.
Apart from Yves being a celebrity, he has silently invested his time and money into his passion, creating and reconstructing more than 15 samples he has built and repaired by hand. He put in more than $190,000 of his own money just to follow his passion and dream of flying one day as a bird. Yves’s first prototype with a solid wing is now proudly displays in the Swiss Museum of Transportation.
Opposing to what one might think first, Yves does not consider life unattractive. This pilot fighter and a A380 captain style to flight is protection first. “Always have a plan B,” according to Yves Rossy. When he flies, he has more than three slides only for him and one for his fixed wing, with several other warning systems installed in his helmet.
Yves Rossy married his wife Nadia in the mid-nineties; Though, they both decided not to have children together and in year 2000, they separated. And when asked the reason for the separation, Yves said, he doesn’t have the time due to his busy schedule and that he only have time for his team only.
What makes Yves so remarkable is that despite physical encounters and doubters, those who criticize him and tell him to surrender, his financial problems, his private life glitches, unpromising authorities, he never gave up!
So far, his career has been free of challenge and he has spent most of his time looking for ways to feel alive. he wanted to fly not only airplanes, but fly like a bird; and now with the financial capacity to do so, he devoted his time and attention to the construction of some prototypes.
Yves Rossy, now over 50 years old, has shown that a human being can fly. His passion for his call and purpose in life, not just words but also acting, has shaped his career and inspired millions of people around the world thanks to the amazing technological advancement. No one knows what he is going to do next, but whatever is going to be, it is guaranteed to be wonderful.

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Genetic Or Learned

With Yves Rossy head in the sky and his legs facing the ground, Yves Rossy (Jetman) is a unique and inspirational speaker. Yves Rossy discovered the supersonic fighter Mirage III, one of the most prominent of his careers.

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