Using a carbon Kevlar jetwing with four engines, each of
which capable of a 22-kilogram thrust, the Swiss aviator
is able to propel himself through the sky at upward of
150 mph, controlled by a simple throttle in his hand.
The rest of the controls are left to the human fuselage
Rossy himself who simply uses his shoulders, body, and
legs to steer, pitch, and descend.
This forward thinking technology has allowed Rossy to
achieve many outstanding feats since 2008, including
soaring above Rio de Janeiro, completing aerobatics from
the Breitling Orbiter balloon, crossing the English
Channel and flying in formation with various Breitling
jets, warbirds and passenger aircraft.
For Breitling, a watch brand synonymous with aviation,
both the Oshkosh and Reno events are a natural fit to
celebrate the past, present, and future world of flight.
The watch manufacturer joined Jetman as his main sponsor
in 2010 and allowed him to achieve many aviation firsts.
is honored to bring Jetman back to the United States,”
said Breitling U.S.A. President Thierry Prissert. “His
aerobatic feats exemplify the spirit of aviation, and
his never-ending dedication to air exploration enhances
each event in which he performs. Jetman in flight is
truly incredible and something everyone should see for
Jetman’s flights will be part of AirVenture’s air
shows during the week. EAA AirVenture air shows are
presented by Rockwell Collins. EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh is “The World’s Greatest Aviation
Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention.