I have to admit this battle-hardened Cynic’s heart soared right along with Yves Rossy, as he, like Daedalus, strapped on a pair of custom, homebuilt wings and flew above the Alps:
It took years of risky trial and error to achieve. There was no profit in it, neither for him nor the corporate sponsors who’ve spent over $190k so far on this. There is no plan to market the wings. They did it just to show it was possible – for the sheer joy of personal human flight.
And sometimes…we need to do such things, simply to remind ourselves what fundamentally powerful creatures we humans truly are.