Jetman’s Grand Canyon overflight

French pilot Yvess Rossy strapped a small wing and a jet engine to his back, launched from a helicopter at 8,000 feet and overflew the grand canyon about 200 feet above the rim.  His flight reached speeds of 190 mph and lasted for more than 8 minutes!  He then deployed his parachute and landed on the canyon floor.

Jetman completes Grand Canyon overflight

Click on the picture to view an article in AOPA’s online magazine, complete with video footage!