Friday, May 23rd, 2008 at 2:45pm

The real RocketMan

Posted by Jordan Erickson

This was just way too cool to pass up posting on.

Apparently, Swiss aviation enthusiast Yves Rossy created a one-man “rocket belt” that allows him to fly. It is powered by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and is pressurized with air. It flows through a catalysator pack to create super-heated steam – this provides the thrust that propels the pilot into flight.

Completely maneuverable, the skilled pilot can fly forward, backward, sideways, up and down. Actual lift is controlled by a throttle at the pilot’s right hand. The left hand controls and operates jets for control. The delicate combination of these two controls permits complete freedom of flight.

See complete video at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-oQ–U-WaQ

Rocketman website: http://www.swissrocketman.com/srm.html

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