"Jetman" Plans Public Flight Today in Oshkosh

Jul 30, 2013

Yves "Jetman" Rossy will make his first U.S. public flight at EAA's AirVenture 2013 in Oshkosh.
Yves "Jetman" Rossy will make his first U.S. public flight at EAA's AirVenture 2013 in Oshkosh.
Credit André Bernet

A European adventurer plans his first U.S. flight while outfitted in a custom jet suit today at the EAA's "Airventure."

Yves Rossy will demonstrate his carbon-kevlar jetwing today in Oshkosh. Rossy says he hops to inspire people with his flights, his first in the U.S.  The suit worn by Rossy, who is known as "Jetman," is equipped with four engines and a hand-controlled throttle. Rossy can lift skyward at speeds of up to 190 mph and reach an altitude of 12,000 feet. Rossy's flights will be part of the "Airventure" show that's taking place this week at Wittman Field in Oshkosh.