Swiss daredevil to attempt Grand Canyon stunt

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Posted: May 04, 2011 8:06 AM
Swiss daredevil to attempt Grand Canyon stunt

A Swiss adventurer hopes to fulfill a dream by flying through the Grand Canyon with his jet-propelled wingsuit.

Former fighter pilot Yves Rossy will attempt the stunt early Friday.

His team said Wednesday that the 51-year-old daredevil will jump from a helicopter near Eagle Point and fly westward along the rim of the canyon.

Rossy has previously flown his custom-made wingsuit over the Swiss Alps and across the English Channel.

He also tried but failed to cross the Strait of Gibraltar from Morocco to Spain.

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