Franky Zapata: A Father Of Invention

On Aug. 4, Frenchman Franky Zapata rode his Flyboard Air, a jet-powered platform aircraft he developed, across the English Channel from Sangatte, near Calais, France, to St. Margaret’s Bay near Dover in 22 min. The event came 110 years after the first airplane crossing, by Louis Bleriot. The flight...

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