Friday, September 26, 2008

winging it jet style

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I suspect you may have seen a report of this. It's very interesting and I suspect it will be widely covered. A swiss pilot flew a jet powered wing across the English channel (22 miles of open sea).

After checking the various reports and video, I have an idea of how it works but still a few questions. Since turning his head alters the flight direction, how does he check on where he is headed?? Does he have radio contact during the flight?

One more - did 007 do this already in a movie??

Here's more info from the web:
The CNN report video below has most of the details of the channel crossing.

The National Geographic Channel has a special page with a collection of pictures and video.

Also there is the BBC report.

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