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'Jetman' Soars Over Rio de Janeiro

May 03, 2012

Yves Rossy, known as the Jetman, flies over Corcovado Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The Swiss aviator dropped from a helicopter and deployed the jet powered carbon-kevlar Jetwing, which he uses his body to steer, before landing on Copacabana Beach. Photographer: John Parker/Breitling via AP Images

Yves Rossy, known as the Jetman, flies over Corcovado Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The Swiss aviator dropped from a helicopter and deployed the jet powered carbon-kevlar Jetwing, which he uses his body to steer, before landing on Copacabana Beach. Photographer: John Parker/Breitling via AP Images

Yves 'Jetman' Rossy, a record-holding Swiss aerialist, flew his carbon-kevlar jetwing over Rio de Janiero on Thursday morning. During his 11-minute flight he reached a speed of 186 mph and an altitude of almost 4,000 feet. Video courtesy AP. (Source: Bloomberg)

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