From Swiss Info:

Swiss “Jetman” Yves Rossy completed an eight-minute flight along the Grand Canyon on Saturday, one day later than planned and away from the media spotlight.

Flying his jet-propelled wing attached to his back, and steering only by moving his body, Rossy launched from a helicopter at 2,440 metres above the the Grand Canyon, according to his Geneva press office.

Skimming the rockscape at speeds of up to 300 km per hour, Jetman sustained flight for more than eight minutes, 60 metres above the rim of Grand Canyon West before deploying his parachute and landing smoothly on the canyon floor.

The flight along one of the United States’ best-known natural wonders had originally been planned for Friday but was postponed because of delays with permission, much to the disappointment of the crowd that had gathered for an eye-level view of Rossy.