...yeah ok, you twisted my arm, I'll buy one.

Yves Rossy is a former Swiss fighter pilot, but it wasn't in the military that he earned the name 'Jetman.' That nom de zoom was bestowed upon Rossy, now 55, by the world press back in 2008 when he debuted the most badass jetpack/wing-suit gizmo that humans have ever put in the air (Rossy had invented it and tested it in 2007, but his hop over the Alps was how the world found out). Most jetpack-type things are kind of a letdown, but Rossy's 200 MPH human wing is everything a pulp sci-fi author could have hoped for (although it mostly reminds me of the 80s cartoon The Centurions).