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Swiss "Jetman" flies along B-17 aircraft

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 - 01:18

July 31 - Yves Rossy flies alongside a B-17 bomber in his first-ever display at a public event in the United States. Sharon Reich reports.

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It's a bird, it's a plane -- Oh, no it's Yves Rossy - the pilot also known as "Jetman", performing his first-ever public stunt in the U.S. Hundreds of people watched as the Swiss daredevil rocketed through the sky over Wisconsin, alongside a B-17 bomber. (SOUNDBITE) Pilot Yves Rossy saying (English): "What I try is really to share, to inspire younger people to say, Ay it looks completely impossible what I am doing today, but through perseverance, through holding tight to my dream, yeah, I did success. So that's perhaps what I can say to younger generations -- hold on tight to your dreams, try, you have nothing to lose to try." Rossy has several high flying acts under his wings -- he flew over Rio de Janeiro and crossed the English Channel. But this, he says, is an experience all on its own. (SOUNDBITE) Pilot Yves Rossy saying (English): "That's the Super Bowl of aviation here -- thousands of people, thousands of airplanes, thousands of passionate aviators. As an aviator it's like, yeah, to be at the Super Bowl." But he's not stopping here - Jetman is already making plans for his next stunt when he plans to train a co-pilot to fly alongside him.

Swiss "Jetman" flies along B-17 aircraft

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 - 01:18

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