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You'll Believe A Man Can Fly ....

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Hum    6,933

RIO DE JANEIRO ? Swiss aviator Yves Rossy, known as Jetman, flew around Rio de Janeiro today, 2 May 2012. He jumped from a helicopter high above the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado, activated his equipment, and used his body to fly around the statue and eventually land on Copacabana Beach in the city's South Zone.

The equipment is comprised of a carbon-kevlar Jetwing, which Jetman uses his body to steer, powered by jet engines.

According to the Breitling website, the wings are rigid and the outfit is powered by four jet engines. Trajectory and altitude are adjusted by body movements alone. The Breitling Jet Team is the world's largest professional civilian aerobatics team performing on jets.

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DocM    16,543

I want one :)

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ahhell    1,303

What's up with the stupid title? Why not just use the perfectly good one from the bloody source? :|

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DocM    16,543

What's up with the stupid title?

You'll Believe A Man Can Fly .... was the tagline from Christopher Reeve's 1978 'Superman' film.

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Raa    1,551

What's up with the stupid title? Why not just use the perfectly good one from the source?

Hum is well known for adding his own titles or commentary when quoting a source. It's quite distracting.

On topic : I want one too. Where do I sign up??? :D

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+Mirumir    5,635

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Steven P.    13,861

Saw this on Top Gear, was pretty cool :p

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HighwayGlider    217

COOL!

But dunno if i'll ever have enough gold to buy this :(

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Hum    6,933

He's got more fortitude than I ... :s

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