Most people are fascinated by the thrills of flight. How we wish we could soar the skies as the eagle. The thrills of feeling the air brush past the face and being set free from the shackles of gravity is intoxicating. That fascination with flight lured man into the science of the impossible and resulted in the first flight by the Wright brothers who first took man into the air with the invention of a crude airplane. For man, taking into the air is now history. The avenues of flight are numerous, from fixed wing planes, helicopters to simple winged-gliders powered by wind or mechanical means.
But flying in a cabin of any sort is still not exactly what we would love to have in flight. It would be marvellous to emulate the created beings such as birds who can fly autonomously, and not be aided means. It is not likely that such can be made reality anytime in the near future, simply because we are not created to fly. But still man persevered. We have superman type aids that may take man a step closer to fly almost autonomously. Scientists may attempt genetic modifications to grow wings on man. Trying to overturn what God has created in us may not be a good idea and is unlikely to be successful though. God would have created wings on us had it not been otherwise. Afterall, when man was created in God’s image, God proclaimed that it was good. Even so, the creativity and ambition in man is is not being curtailed and is getting us one step closer to flying like a bird.
Rossy has made a name for himself by flying with nothing but a jetpack attached to his body. In December, the Swiss daredevil even flew in formation with an airplane over Dubai.
On Monday, a video was released showing Rossy flying once more over the gleaming emirate. This time, he was accompanied by skydiver and BASE jumper Vince Reffet, who also had a jetpack (or more accurately, a jet-propelled wing) strapped to him.
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.