A Swiss adventurer is making his first public flights in the United States this summer with his custom-built jet suit.

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A Swiss adventurer is making his first public flights in the United States this summer with his custom-built jet suit.

Yves Rossy (eev RAW’-see), also known as “Jetman,” is making appearances at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Wisconsin. On Monday he demonstrated his carbon-Kevlar jetwing with four engines, at one point flying alongside a World War II B-17 bomber.

His first public flight in the U.S. is set for Tuesday.

Rossy says he hopes to inspire people with his flight.

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He’s able to propel himself through the sky at upward of 190 mph, controlling his jet suit with a throttle in his hand. He can go as high as 12,000 feet.

AirVenture runs through Aug. 4 in Oshkosh. His flights will be part of the air shows during the week.

He’ll also fly at the Reno Air Races in September.

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