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The stuntman, who previously worked as a military pilot, became the first and only man in the history of aviation to fly with a jet-propelled wing in 2006.
Modern marvel: Ken Sprayson was a development engineer on the Thrust 2 jet-propelled car driven by Richard Noble.
The concept of Martin Jetpack and Rossy's jet-propelled wings are different, however.
A Swiss adventurer entered the record books yesterday when he became the first person to fly solo across the English Channel using a single jet-propelled wing.
Last year's MPH Show saw the television presenter ride a rocketpowered bicycle, play human skittles with James May in a shopping trolley pushed by a 500bhp Shelby Mustang and compete in a jet-propelled wheelchair race.
1941: Britain's first jet-propelled plane, the Gloster-Whittle E28/39, flew for the first time.
1939: The first jet-propelled aircraft, the Heinkel 178 made its first flight.
He was also an environmentalist and inventor who co-developed the Aqua-Lung, created a one-man jet-propelled submarine and helped start the first manned undersea colonies.
featuring gears, gizmos, and edgy humor; "The AeroDog Flight Game," in which the jet-propelled P.
Davis added that the award reflects Rutan's many historic achievements, and particularly recognizes two recent events -- the first solo, jet-propelled, non-stop, unrefueled round-the-world flight by his Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer in early 2005, and the first privately-funded human spaceflight in his SpaceShipOne on June 21, 2004.
The British jet-propelled car joins a roster of more than 250 engineering achievements from around the world that ASME has recgnised.
1941: Britain''s first jet-propelled aircraft, the Gloster-Whittle E28/39, flew for the first time.