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French Inventor Flies Across English Channel on Hoverboard

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by Kivi

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08.26.2020



French inventor Franky Zapata successfully flew from France to England on an airborne flyboard, Sunday, August 4. The 40-year-old completed the 35 kilometer journey in under a half hour. This was Zapata’s second attempt to cross the English Channel, the first attempt was cut short after Zapata collided with the refueling boat minutes into the flight.
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READ MORE: Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s a French inventor flying over the English Channel on his hoverboard.

Looking like a superhero, Franky Zapata successfully completed the famed 35-kilometer (22-mile) journey in just 22 minutes Sunday morning, reaching speeds of up to 177 kilometers per hour (110 mph) on the flyboard that has made him a French household name.

Propelled by a power pack full of kerosene, Zapata set off from Sangatte in France’s Pas de Calais region and landed in St. Margaret’s Bay, beyond the white cliffs of Dover, in southeast England. He stopped only once, on the British side, to refuel his futuristic invention from a boat in the choppy waters.
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LINK: https://www.voanews.com/europe/he-made-it-frenchman-crosses-channel-flyboard

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