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Alpha Jetman Blows the Doors of Possibility Wide Open

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Yves Rossy created a winged jetpack that enables him to take to the sky with the freedom of a bird, awarding him the accurate moniker of Jet Man

And let me tell you, seeing a human body flying right next to full metal jets has completely shaken up what’s possible

Can you imagine actually becoming the plane

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Yves Rossy is just one of those great people who must never have heard “it can’t be done”. We thank both Airborne Films–Jetman (what beautiful work) and XDubai (leading out on the edges) for bringing us some of the Jetman story in the videos below

The marvel of this leap in aviation is incalculable. I’m not sorry to admit that my sense of possibility was expanded by watching this and that I shed a little tear. Just imagine the thoughts running through the minds of those jet pilots flying in formation, watching JetMan and his friend crisscross the sky above them

I was going to leave it there, but I had so many questions. I’m not sure the following video answered many of them, but the pure wonder and spectacle of this next video bring an entirely different kind of awe

Here are Yves and his partner flying through the landscapes and cities of the Arabian Peninsula and giving us a better idea of how extraordinary it feels

Can you imagine yourself doing this If each of us had a balance of positive news stories each day like this one, there’s no telling what students and ordinary great people might be inspired to do!
Questions may race through our minds

What does this tell us about what is possible in many other fields that need innovation desperately
What might this mean for personal transportation in the future
If others knew about this story, how might this improve the mindset of young innovators just starting on their journeys of possibility

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