Witness man's first attempt to fly across the English Channel with a jet pack!



    
        Canwest brings live international television event to Canada.

         Jeff Douglas hosts Jetman Live this Thursday at 7 am ET on
             History Television and National Geographic Channel.
    

    TORONTO, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - This Thursday, September 25, one man will
venture on the journey of a lifetime. In homage to his hero, the famous French
aviator Louis Blériot, Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy will attempt to be the
first to fly across the English Channel using a single, jet-propelled wing
attached to his back. Firing up his homemade jet wing, Rossy will jump from a
plane and attempt to cross the 37-kilometre channel at about 190 kilometres
per hour. It is estimated that his flight from Calais, France to Dover,
England will take about12 minutes.
    Jetman Live is a 90-minute international television event that will be
simulcast LIVE around the world in 168 countries. Hosting this global event is
History Television's own Jeff Douglas (2008 Gemini-nominated host of Ancestors
in the Attic and Working Over Time). Jeff will broadcast live from the English
Channel and offer viewers around the globe a look at Rossy's life as an
inventor and pilot, access to the flight preparation and step-by-step coverage
of the main event: Rossy's daring flight. In Canada, Canwest Broadcasting is
proud to present Jetman Live on both History Television and National
Geographic Channel at 7 am ET, with encore presentations on History Television
at 3:30pm ET and 11 pm ET and on National Geographic Channel at 8 pm ET.
    Yves Rossy has been pushing the boundaries of experimental flight for
most of his adult life. Known the world over as "FusionMan/Jetman", his daring
exploits have won him legions of fans. His bid to cross the English Channel
will be the dramatic highlight to a career that has seen him cheat death
countless times. Don't miss the coverage as Rossy continues pushing the
boundaries of human ingenuity and undertakes his most daring adventure to
date, on the first ever live event to be broadcast simultaneously on History
Television and National Geographic Channel.
    In the case of inclement weather, the event will take place at the same
time, on Friday September 26. Please visit our media site for updates.

    For more information, images and Yves Rossy's bio, please visit our media
site at www.canwesttvmedia.com
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    About Canwest Broadcasting:

    Canwest Broadcasting operates two conventional television networks,
Global Television and E!, and twenty of the country's most popular specialty
channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase,
Slice(TM) and TVtropolis. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of Canwest Media
Inc.





For further information:

For further information: Rupinder Gill, Publicist, National Geographic
Channel, (416) 934-7853, rgill@canwest.com; Jane Collins; Publicity
Coordinator, National Geographic Channel, (416) 967-2471,
jcollins@canwest.com

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