A Swiss adventurer has become the first person to fly across the English Channel from France using only a jet-propelled wing strapped to his body.
Yves Rossy, 49, jumped from a plane 2,500 metres over the French coast, fired up his jets and soared over one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.
Steering with his body during the 10-minute flight, he parachuted to land in a field near the white cliffs of Dover.
He said weather conditions on Friday had been perfect and his success signalled "big potential" for people to fly "a little bit like a bird" in the future.
Known as "Fusionman," he was aiming to follow the route taken by French airman Louis BlÃ©riot 99 years ago when he became the first person to fly across the English Channel in a plane.
In Dover, Mr Rossy flew past South Foreland lighthouse - which the building's manager Simon Ovenden said BlÃ©riot used as a target during his pioneering flight - and looped onlookers before landing in a field.