GUYS! I posted this in 2009 but now that Yves Rossy has just flown over the Grand Canyon at 300 kmh an hour - see story here – it is super relevant again. I love Yves.
I reckon Uranus in Aries – from the middle of 2010! – is going to render jet pack tres trendy. People will be fanging about all the place.
I LOVE Yves Rossy – his nickname is “fusionman” – the dude who has just failed to fly from North Africa to Europe…He’s a multiple conjunct Virgo and has just turned 50….
He’s got the tight Sun-Pluto conjunction just like Lance Armstrong. These peeps run off some primordial, no, CHTHONIC energy source. Rossy has Sun-Pluto-Venus-Mars in Virgo and Mercury conjunct Uranus in Leo…Saturn in Capricorn trines his Virgo stuff. So right now he’s got Mars all over his Uranus (he’s gonna break even more records) and Pluto on his Saturn. So what few inhibitions or fears he HAD are being helpfully pulverised by Pluto.
The full article is here…but here is a bit…oh and a Virgo is a VIRGO – he insists on making his own jetpacks and wings from scratch as he does not trust anyone else to get it right.
“Shaken violently by the turbulence, Rossy dropped to try to regain control, but suddenly lost his bearings inside large grey clouds.
“My only instruments are my feelings and sight and without them I am lost,” he said.
Rocketing seawards at 300km/h, Rossy realised “it was no more fun”, ditched his wing and pulled his parachute 850m above the sea.
“I’ve had many situations like that in the free air but not in clouds. Ninety per cent of the time I can regain control, but in those clouds it was over,” he added.
As his team and camera crews peered into the gloom anxiously, a rescue party of three helicopters, two planes and ships from the Spanish coastguard struggled for ten minutes to locate Rossy.
A homing beacon on his Breitling watch and bright parachute helped indicate his precise location in the chilly waters.
He was then taken to a hospital in nearby Jerez de La Frontera for a precautionary check-up but returned to Atlanterra unhurt and in “good spirits”"