Rick Rojatt

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Rick Rojatt

Rick Rojatt ( – ) is a Canadian stuntman, and the inspiration for the Human Fly comic book character.[1]

Stunt career[edit]

Rojatt performed a 250 mph wingwalking stunt on top of a DC-8 airliner flown by Clay Lacy over the Mojave desert and Texas.

In 1977, Rojatt contracted a Hydrogen peroxide rocket powered Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle to be built to jump 27 school buses at the Montreal Olympic Stadium during a Gloria Gaynor concert beating Evel Knievel's record jump of 13 buses. Although he was able to beat the record, he crashed the motorcycle and suffered a broken ankle and some other injuries.[2] He then retired from public life.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tea Krulos. Heroes in the Night: Inside the Real Life Superhero Movement. p. 45.
  2. ^ Ky Michaelson. Rocketman: My Rocket-Propelled Life and High-Octane Creations. p. 78.

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