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Swiss daredevil wants to fly Grand Canyon

A Swiss daredevil who has flown a jet-propelled suit over the Swiss Alps now wants to fly through the Grand Canyon.

May 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
An international daredevil has set his sights on an American landmark. The man who has flown a jet-propelled suit over the Swiss Alps now wants to fly through the Grand Canyon.

Yves Rossy is a former fighter pilot. He's planning to try the stunt on Friday morning, although he's still waiting for final approval from the FAA.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says a decision won't be made until Friday morning.

The 51-year-old plans to jump from a helicopter on the Hualapai Reservation. The reservation lies west of Grand Canyon National Park.

This would be Rossy's first U.S. flight in his custom-built suit, which carries four kerosene-burning jet engines.

Rossy has also crossed the English Channel by air.


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