Forty eight year old former Mirage fighter jet pilot and now Airbus captain Yves Rossy has flown into the record books as the first person to fly solo across the English Channel on a jet-propelled wing. His attempt had been thwarted yesterday by weather conditions.
Today, Rossy climbed into a light aircraft which climbed to just over eight thousand feet before his team ignited the jets on his wing, and he jumped out, steering with his head and back.
Ten minutes later, he circled the watching crowd in Dover before landing in a field.
These days, every news bulletin is full of bad news and uncertainty. Everything around us seems so uncertain. Against that, isn’t it a real shot in the arm to see such adventurous spirit?