Friday, August 7, 2009

Hublot Watches Sponsors Yves Rossy "Human Flying Machine"

With a sponsorship from Hublot, Swiss pilot Yves Rossy, clears the English Channel attached to his flying machine. With composite wings that unfold to 8 ft. 2 in. and worn like a backpack, Rossy dives out of a jump plane 6,600 ft. above Cap Griz Nez, France and heads toward England.

Equipped with 4 model-size jet engines, Rossy can fly at speeds reaching upwards of 134 mph. Rossy's fuel supply had remained largely untested at this point and feelings of nervousness were setting in in the worst of ways. If Rossy were forced to ditch his flying machine and parachute down, it would have left him treading water in one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.

With incredible skill and a little luck on his side, Rossy reaches the White Cliffs of Dover, England, where crowds upon crowds of onlookers and paparazzi are awaiting his arrival. Yanking the ripcord, the parachute launches out and instantly slows his fall, as he just ran out of gas. Rossy makes a safe landing, where several bodyguards greet him for escort. Moving through the cheering crowd, this modern day rocketeer feels relief, adrenaline, and accomplishment like no other human being has foregone.

Ten years before Hublot came along, Rossy was spending enough of his own money to support his flying project, he says "to buy a very nice sports car every year." Rossy's next goal is to innovate his flying machine so it can take off directly from the ground. However, Rossy doesn't stop there, he plans on making the machine safe enough for mass production, so the general public can experience what only one man has done thus far.


cartier watches
cartier watches

No comments: