Inventor Crosses Channel On Jet-Powered Hoverboard

Credit: Franky Zapata on his Flyboard Air:
LONDON—The French inventor of a jet-powered personal vertical takeoff and landing system has successfully flown across the English Channel. Franky Zapata used his self-developed Flyboard Air, a jet-powered platform, to cross the Channel from Sangatte, near Calais, France, and landing in St. Margaret...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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