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Yves Rossy

1959 - Today

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Yves Rossy (born 27 August 1959) is a Swiss military-trained pilot and an aviation enthusiast. He is known as the inventor of a series of experimental individual jet packs, the latest using carbon-fiber wings for flight. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yves Rossy has received more than 312,614 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Yves Rossy is the 56th most popular pilot (down from 46th in 2019), the 560th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 473rd in 2019) and the most popular Swiss Pilot.

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  • 43.05

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  • 20

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  • 5.25

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  • 2.36

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Among pilots, Yves Rossy ranks 56 out of 48Before him are Wally Funk, Hélène Boucher, Jerrie Cobb, Viktor Talalikhin, Charles Kingsford Smith, and Cornelia Fort. After him are Gregorio Fuentes, Péter Besenyei, Harry Cobby, and Zara Rutherford.

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Among people born in 1959, Yves Rossy ranks 338Before him are Chingiz Abdullayev, Juan Antonio San Epifanio, Brilliant Dadashova, Orlando Figes, Dan Gilroy, and Prithvirajsing Roopun. After him are Mats Näslund, Zabou Breitman, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Gregg Araki, Tamara Tunie, and Neal H. Moritz.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Yves Rossy ranks 560 out of 876Before him are Didier Cuche (1974), Diego Benaglio (1983), Heini Hemmi (1949), Karl Röderer (1868), Sébastien Buemi (1988), and Dario Cologna (1986). After him are Emil Kellenberger (1864), Maria Walliser (1963), Erika Hess (1962), Otto Licha (1912), Peter Müller (1957), and Gaston Strobino (1891).

Among PILOTS In Switzerland

Among pilots born in Switzerland, Yves Rossy ranks 1