What are we on about?
Fusionman—real name Yves Rossy—a Swiss commercial pilot, flew across the English Channel.
So, what’s the big deal?
He flew, not in a plane, but on the wings attached to his back, powered by kerosene-fuelled jet engines.
How did he land?
He parachuted down.
Will this machine be commercially available?
Well, Rossy thinks there will be huge demand in about a decade.So, are airlines doomed? Well, not quite—but the story of Icarus may yet have a happy ending.