French Inventor successfully crossed the English Channel in the second attempt on Hoverboard

Franky Zapata taking off from France to cross the English Channel

French Inventor, Franky Zapata has successfully crossed the English Channel flying a hoverboard on Sunday morning and became the first human to make this achievement, he achieved this feat with his second attempt earlier he failed to make the landing on July 25th.

Franky Zapata flew his Flyboard from Sangatte in the Pas de Calais region on the northern coast of France at about 6.17am on Sunday escorted by three helicopters.

He landed 22 miles (35 kilometers) at St Margaret’s Bay, beyond the white cliffs of Dover and completed the crossing in 22 minutes, reaching speeds of up to 110mph (177km/h) flying 15-20 meters (50-65 feet) above the water.

French Military is under the concern of his invention as using the Flyboard Air as a logistical or assault tool. The Defense and procurement agency of the French government has also invested in the development of the Flyboard Air with a €1.3m endowment it gave to Zapata last year.

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