A Swiss man just flew over the English Channel with a jet pack


Seriously. His name is Yves Rossy and he’s a Swiss airline pilot by day and adventurer by night. The 22-mile flight took him only 10 minutes and he had hoped to reach 125 MPH. He started by jumping out of a small, French plane and quickly flipped on the jet pack. From there he attempted to follow the route Louis Blériot took 99 years ago when he became the first man to cross the Channel in a plane. Once over his target, he simply parachuted down. All this happened just minutes ago (1207 GMT or 8:07 a.m. est), but National Geographic has a special about the historic flight tonight, 8 PM et/pt. The crazy part, he steers with his head. Seriously.

Video was from yesterday before he crossed the Channel.