ABC News: The JetMan's flight has been canceled.
Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy said he scrapped his plan to fly over the Grand Canyon in a jet-propelled wing suit Friday morning because he didn't have enough time to train.
"If I do a mistake and half of U.S. television (is here), it's really bad for you, for me, for everybody," he told The Associated Press from Guano Point on the Hualapai Reservation, where spectators had planned to watch him soar through the air.
Rossy added he would still like to do the flight over Arizona's scenic wonder, but a new flight has not yet been scheduled.
The Federal Aviation Administration earlier Friday had approved plans for the 51-year-old adventurer to use the Grand Canyon as a backdrop for his first U.S. flight in a jet-propelled wing suit.
Rossy, who calls himself the JetMan, has talked about soaring over the Grand Canyon for years. He planned to jump from a helicopter on the reservation near Eagle Point, then fly westward along the rim of the canyon.