Man Successfully Crosses English Channel Using a Single, Jet-Propelled Wing

CALAIS, FRANCE -- Today, Yves Rossy became the first man to fly across the English Channel from Calais, France to Dover, UK, using a homemade, single, jet-powered wing. He completed the trip at 8:19 a.m. EDT, having covered a distance of 23 miles in 13 minutes.

The National Geographic Channel (NGC) will make available a post-flight feed recapping this historic flight.

NGC has exclusive U.S. rights to Rossy's flight and will broadcast a one-hour primetime program entitled Flight of the Jet Man, tonight, Friday, Sept. 26 at 8:00 pm ET/PT, covering the flight and every angle of this historic chapter in aviation history.


*Check slate on feed at 9:30am ET (apx) for exact feed time - tape will loop for one hour.

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