Yves Rossy, the Swiss adventurer who flew across the English Channel using a winged jet-pack, has pulled off another daredevil stunt.
The 51-year-old, nicknamed Jetman, has jumped out of a hot-air balloon at 7,900 feet and performed two aerial loops wearing a new version of his flying invention.
Rossy performed the stunt during an 18-minute flight to test a new and more aerodynamic model of his jet-pack, before making a parachute landing.
In comments posted on Rossy's website, the adventurer said, "It was fantastic. The flight went well, despite a little problem when starting my engines. I was able to do my two loopings and I am very happy".
Rossy's new jet-pack has a two metre wingspan and has no unfoldable parts making it more aerodynamic and stable than the previous model. He designed it along with Swiss partners, RUAG Company.
The Swiss adventurer shot to fame in September 2008 when he flew across the English Channel using his winged jet-pack.