Daredevil Yves Rossy blasted himself through the air at 112mph — the first ever jet-propelled flying man.

The airline pilot, 45, launched himself from a plane, carrying a wing and two engines on his back.
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The rocket man soared through the sky using a pair of jet engines and three-metre red wings, which he designed himself.



His four-minute flight, above the city of Bex in Switzerland, was the culmination of a life-long project.



After years of tests, Yves finally launched himself out of a plane before starting up his engines.



After 30 seconds more freefall, the engines were ready for blast-off.



Then he suddenly accelerated across the sky.



For four minutes he blazed a trail, hitting speeds of 115mph, before running into turbulence, closing his wings and deploying his parachute.



He landed with wings, engine and himself untouched and still with half-full fuel tanks. It was the latest in a long line of hair-raising challenges for Yves.



In 1996, he became the first man to skysurf from a hot air balloon.



Later that year, he entered the Guinness Book Of Records for holding on between the wing-tips of two airborne planes.



Pictures here.

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