Yves Rossy “The Jetman” – Fly High

Yves Rossy is a Swiss military-trained pilot and an aviation enthusiast. He is known as the inventor of a series of experimental individual jet packs, the latest using carbon-fiber wings for flight.

00:00 Trailer.
02:37 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
05:06 Brian’s Introduction.
05:59 What concerned Yves for his first flight over the English Channel in 2008.
10:07 What Yves learned about himself from the delayed flight across the English Channel.
10:52 Why a clear head and relaxed body are essential.
13:15 Difference in the way Yves and his partner Vincent Reffet use their bodies in flight.
14:54 Yves’ early emotional response to witnessing the power of a jet plane.
17:55 The WOW feeling from flying jet aircraft aged twenty, sometimes difficult to come down from.
22:47 Yves admiration for the military test pilots and first astronauts depicted in The Right Stuff film.
26:10 Did those pilots feel the attraction to the challenge as Yves has to his?
27:58 747 emergency, Yves a trained fighter pilot, feels the pressure of responsibility for passengers.
31:30 How Yves loves moments of freedom playing with nature.
34:00 Yves has so much respect for nature.
36:27 Learning to adapt to the air becoming fluid which reacts with speed.
40:30 An understanding wife.
42:17 The developmental history of flying man.
45:24 Yves trialling of wingsuit flying and developing his own ideas.
47:24 Why are the military and aerospace companies not involved in this development work?
48:42 Development work is costing him, but in his eyes he is the richest guy in the world.
50:37 “I was never in competition, always in creation.”
54:41 What has happened since Yves flew across the English Channel on an inflatable wing in 2008.
1:00:32 Yves’ most frightening flight experience.
1:09:28 Why he finally decided to return to flying.
1:11:44 The beginning of the complementary partnership with Vincent Reffet.
1:16:51 What we can learn from Yves about being an innovator and the danger of a financial goal.
1:22:08 The Dubai flight.
1:23:05 The highly dangerous cons and financial pros of future plan to be autonomous.
1:27:06 Still deriving lots of fun from flying and research and gratification from passing on knowledge.
1:27:45 Keeping in good shape, Yves fitness regime and how he clears his mind prior to a flight.
1:29:36 The parts played by Bruno Bokker, Thomas Enders and his Highness Sheikh Hamdan Crown Prince of Dubai in the Dubai flight.
1:32:54 Learning to avoid aircraft turbulence for the Dubai flight.
1:36:51 Crying and shouting with emotion at the beauty when flying over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1:39:32 For how long will Yves continue to fly?
1:40:07 Crash landing onto water during the flight in Malta.
1:44:30 Working and living in Dubai.
1:48:04 Next planned high profile flight and Yves gratitude for this opportunity to explain how they are not crazy guys.
1:49:24 The difference in the machines he requires to those with another purpose for flight.
1:52:30 Success secrets.
1:53:32 Brian tells Yves he needs to write his book for us.
1:54:44 Phone call to the 20 year old Yves Rossy.
1:57:30 Best advice Yves ever received.
1:58:38 Advice to the young people watching wanting to succeed in what they want to do.
2:02:11 Brian’s summing up.

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Absolutely amazing

Dominic Jones

What could you learn from a jetman? Plenty was the answer. Cool interview. Thank you 🙂

Aude Debenest
Aude Debenest

Because he is driven by passion, Yves talks very differently from lots of innovators and entrepreneurs out there, he is humble and factual, Brian I like how you throw him lines where he could easily appear witty or brag about what he has accomplished and what the future will bring, but Yves never falls for it, he corrects the trajectory and speaks the truth, scientifically, he explains things how they are, and he is very respectable for that.