First Jet-Wing Intercontinental Crossing

Nov 24, 2009
Outside Magazine

Yves Rossy will attempt to become the first person ever to complete an intercontinental crossing via jet-wing on November 25. He plans to take off in a Pilatus Porter aircraft from Morocco, ascend to a height of 2,000 meters, then exit from the plane to deploy his jet-wing and lift off for southern Spain. The distance will be about 40 kilometers, and he'll be traveling in speeds up to 300 km/hr through the air. You'll be able to watch him live at

--Aileen Torres

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