You know the Raging Raven boss from Metal Gear Solid 4? Yeah, that's real now.
Yves Rossy, a 49-year-old former military pilot, became the first person to cross the English Channel using a single jet-propelled wing. With a large wing mounted to his back and four kerosene-burning turbines, Rossy used his head and back (no rudder or tail fin) to steer the contraption during the 22-mile flight from Calais to Dover before parachuting to safety. Here is the man in action:
The flight was filmed for the National Geographic Channel and was also covered by the BBC
. Video of the flight can be seen on the BBC's website.
Stock up on your rations and cigarettes, people. This could turn ugly.