'Jet Man' breaks flying record

Former Swiss pilot is first to complete two loops in the sky with only a fuel-powered wing.

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    A former Swiss fighter pilot has taken to the skies - without a plane - becoming the first person to complete two aerial loops using only a custom-made jet-propelled wing suit.

    In his latest daredevil act, the adventurer Yves Rossy launched himself from a hot-air balloon at an altitude of 2,400 metres near Lake Geneva on Friday.

    Rossy said he is still hoping to fly through the Grand Canyon in the US state of Arizona, but is waiting for permission from US authorities.

    Al Jazeera's Guy Henderson reports on the stunt that has made Rossy known as the "Jet Man".  

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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