Man flies across English Channel with jet-propelled wing

A Swiss man has become the first man to fly across the English Channel, using nothing except a homemade jet-propelled wing, earning him the nickname “The Human Jet”.

Yves Rossy flew 22 miles from France to England in 13 minutes.   He leapt from a plane a mile and a half from the ground and fired up his jets.    He managed to get across to England without any problems and parachuted into a field beyond the famous white cliffs of Dover.

You can watch his descent into England here :

and here is a good CNN report about Rossy and his jet-propelled wing :