To Infinity and Beyond
Yves Rossy’s “Rocketman” wingsuit worked better when it debuted in 2004. Unfortunately, it didn’t work as well in last week’s attempt to fly from Morocco to Spain. He increased from 2 to 4 turbines but the weak link was IFR flight without instrumentation- effectively a jet powered hang glider in the clouds.
Why not? They featured a jet powered sailplane at Oshkosh, which really didn’t make much sense to me but then, neither does mounting jet engines to semi-trucks, motorcycles and outhouses which I’ve seen at airshows.
Buzz Lightyear would be proud.