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Jet-powered hoverboard used to fly over 35km English Channel

A French inventor has crossed the English Channel on his jet-powered hoverboard

By Jak Connor from Aug 5, 2019 @ 6:00 CDT

A French inventor has managed to cross the entirety of the English Channel using his recently completed jet-powered hoverboard.

The French inventor is named Franky Zapata, and in the above video we can see him getting into his jet-powered hoverboard deemed "Flyboard Air". The board uses five small jet engines and just like most jet engines, they chug fuel. This means that Zapata had to stop at a boat in the middle of the channel to refuel his board.

According to Reuters, Zapata managed to make it 35 kilometers (21 miles), starting at Sangatte, France and landing at Saint Margaret's Bay in Dover, England. "For the last five to six kilometers I just really enjoyed it. Whether this is a historic event or not, I'm not the one to decide that, time will tell." said Zapata. Zapata has been working on the hoverboard machine for the last three years, but this isn't his only project, Zapata is also working on flying cars.

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