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RAW VIDEO: "Jet Man" Flies Alongside B17 Bomber

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August 1, 2013
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Swiss "Jet Man" Yves Rossy is flying his jet-powered wing over Wisconsin as part of the EAA Airventure Oshkosh event from 1-4 August 2013. As part of his preparations, he flies alongside a World War 2-era B17 bomber.


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