Could this be the future of air travel? Yves Rossy definitely thinks so. Rossy, a former fighter pilot, took five years to perfect his flying contraption. All his hard work pays off during his maiden flight on May 15, 2008. He zooms and spins in the sky and over the Swiss-effin-alps like there’s no tomorrow. *Kinda* reminds me of a certain character in Toy Story, but to hell with that. He’s way cooler. What I would give to be in his shoes, or wings, right now.
Video after the jump.
On Septebmer 26, 2008, Yves Rossy traveled 22 miles across the English Channel on his homemade jet wing, tracing the route that Frenchman Louis Bleriot followed in 1909 when he became the first man to cross the channel on an airplane. The trip took a mere 13 minutes, but Rossy’s daring feat will likely be remembered throughout history as the most badass. Ever.
Here’s a video of his amazing accomplishment: