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Successful flight for the modern Icarus

London, UK - Baumgartner crossed the Channel with his carbon fibre wing

Felix Baumgartner managed to fly over the Channel with a carbon fibre wing (see the news reported yesterday by AVIONEWS). The man launched himself from a plane 9000 metres high over Dover at 06:09 am and, at a cruise speed also of 200 kmh, landed in France on hills round Calais. "It’s very cold up there", he stated at his arrival: Baumgartner had to use oxygen cylinders to survive to the rarefied a...

AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency - 48582

AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency