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Yves Rossy

Swiss Pilot, Inventor & Aviation Enthusiast, nicknamed Jet Man & Fusion Man

Yves Rossy realized Icarus' dream by designing a special jet powered wing to enable him to fly like a bird. The Swiss inventor, whose lifetime passion is flying, has created and developed wings which allow him to actually fly, successfully flying across the English Channel in 2008 in under 10 mins., reaching a speed of 125 mph during the crossing. In May 2011 he made a successful flight over the Grand Canyon in a custom-made, winged jet pack.

"The first jet-powered flying man in the history of aviation"

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In detail

After seven years of designing, building and testing his wings, Yves Rossy achieved sustained solo flight in 2004. With his latest design he can fly at over 200km/hr at great height. During the flight, Yves's body becomes like a bird and unlike an aeroplane Yves does not ride his wings, but truly flies them, using various light body movements that he has learned to handle with perfection. He has served as a fighter pilot in the Swiss Air Force, flying Dassault Mirage IIIs, Northrop F-5 Tiger IIs and Hawker Hunters. He also flew Boeing 747s for Swissair and now pilots an Airbus A320 for Swiss International Air Lines. Later in 2008 he made a flight over the Alps reaching a top speed of 189mph.

What he offers you

With boundless energy Yves Rossy inspires audiences towards achieving their individual and business goals by applying the lessons he learned on his way to becoming "Jet Man", the first person to achieve sustained human flight using a jet-powered fixed wing strapped to his back. In his presentations he talks about his unique journey and how with a "can-do" attitude anything can be achieved.

How he presents

Backing up his presentations with dramatic footage from his aerial exploits, Yves leaves audiences spell bound and awe-inspired as he tells the story of his dream to one day fly like a bird.


He presents in English, French or German.

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  • Achieving the Impossible
  • The Fusion Man Story
  • Teamwork, Motivation, Dedication and Inspiration

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