Can you imagine actually becoming the plane?

Yves Rossy created a winged jetpack that enables him to take to the sky with the freedom of a bird, awarding him the accurate moniker of Jet Man. And let me tell you, seeing a human body flying right next to full metal jets has completely shaken up what’s possible!

Yves Rossy is just one of those great people who must never have heard “it can’t be done”. We thank both Airborne FilmsJetman (what beautiful work) and XDubai (leading out on the edges) for bringing us some of the Jetman story in the videos below!

The marvel of this leap in aviation is incalculable. I’m not sorry to admit that my sense of possibility was expanded by watching this and that I shed a little tear. Just imagine the thoughts running through the minds of those jet pilots flying in formation, watching JetMan and his friend crisscross the sky above them!

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Swooping Into New Perspectives: Speedflying

The inspiration to fly quietly, light as air, as been the stuff of dreams for many since childhood. Now many forms of flight make that possible, but have you heard of Speedflying?

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I was going to leave it there, but I had so many questions. I’m not sure the following video answered many of them, but the pure wonder and spectacle of this next video bring an entirely different kind of awe.

Here are Yves and his partner flying through the landscapes and cities of the Arabian Peninsula and giving us a better idea of how extraordinary it feels!

Via: XDubai 2

Can you imagine yourself doing this?

If each of us had a balance of positive news stories each day like this one, there’s no telling what students and ordinary great people might be inspired to do!

Questions may race through our minds:

  • What does this tell us about what is possible in many other fields that need innovation desperately?
  • What might this mean for personal transportation in the future?
  • If others knew about this story, how might this improve the mindset of young innovators just starting on their journeys of possibility?

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Why Should We Be Optimistic About Our World?

Looking at the news, it's a hard to formulate a reason to think things are actually great and getting better. But here's a podcast that might shift your perspective dramatically! Enjoy!

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After writing almost 1,000 articles about innovators like this, it’s apparent that we may have to start spreading the word from right here, right now. Let your friends know Ever Widening Circles is here, and a great source of positive news has come to the web!

Stay open, curious and optimistic!

~ Dr. Lynda

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Notes:

  1. “Alpha Jetman – Human Flight And Beyond 4K.” YouTube. AIRBORNE-FILMS, 24 Nov. 2016. Web. 12 Feb. 2017. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNaZCDhvh88>.
  2. “Jetman Dubai : Young Feathers 4K.” YouTube. XDubai, 11 May 2015. Web. 12 Feb. 2017. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czy0pXRRZcs>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world.