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    'Jet man' breaks flying record

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    A former Swiss fighter pilot has taken to the skies - without a plane - becoming the first person to complete two aerial loops using only a custom-made jet-propelled wing suit.

    In his latest daredevil act, the adventurer Yves Rossy launched himself from a hot-air balloon at an altitude of 2,400 metres near Lake Geneva on Friday.

    Rossy said he is still hoping to fly through the Grand Canyon in the US state of Arizona, but is waiting for permission from US authorities.

    Al Jazeera's Guy Henderson reports on the stunt that has made Rossy known as the "Jet Man".