Jetman Conquers Grand Canyon, Swiss Alps

A look into how Jetman propels himself into the air and over famous landmarks.
2:35 | 09/14/13

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And now, to jet man. He's used this jet pack to fly over the grand canyon and over the swiss alps. How does he do it? How dangerous is this? And how much does this rig cost? Yves rossy served as a fighter pilot in the air force. Now, just a carbon wing and a few tiny engines on his back. This is what you get when you combine the wings of a bird with the engine of a plane. I have nothing between me and the air. No cockpit. No fuselage. I am the fuselage. Reporter: Yves rossy, a 54-year-old swiss daredevil, rockets across the sky as high as 4,500 feet. All with the help of the jet-propelled wing suit he created. This kind of risky activities, opens you such pure moments. Such moments of beauty, that once you have tasted it, you're hooked. Reporter: He flew over the grand canyon. Even the swiss alps. This year, he's on to the 50th anniversary. Man's desire to fly with the birds has been a long-time obsession. Why has this invention taken so long? It's 18 years I'm in the project. It was really step-by-step. At the beginning, without any engine, just gliding. Engineers have solved one problem. Another problem would crop up. Reporter: And what about safety? We're talking about how dangerous they are. They have had a very good safety record. Reporter: But don't expect it to be widely available to the public. The price tag for this one -- probably going to cost you $100,000 or more. Reporter: For the adventurous in spirit, there's always the jet log. A backpack that shoots 1,000 gallons of water to keep you in the air. Our very own dan harris gave it a try. It's hard to take control. Reporter: As for yves rossy, he offers this advice for his fans. Hold on tight to your dreams. Reporter: Maybe elton john was right. Rocket man, I think it's going to be a long time before the jet pack is widely available. You can be sure, our dan harris will be first in mine. I was really enjoying that story. Right up until the end. They used that video.

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