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A former jet-skiing champion turned entrepreneur developed the hoover board shown France's Bastille Day parade. But is it for real? Check out a few facts on our source page.

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Inventor: Former jet-skiing champion turned entrepreneur, Franky Zapata.

Flyboard: reaches speeds higher than 100 mph BUT is powered for only 10 minutes.

French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly on the flyboard’s invention: “can allow tests for different kinds of uses, for example as a flying logistical platform or, indeed, as an assault platform.”

What to Watch: Zapata wants to attempt crossing the English Channel on his flyboard July 25.

 

https://www.france24.com/en/20190714-french-inventor-soars-above-champs-elysees-flyboard-paris-parade

https://gizmodo.com/french-inventor-touts-rifle-while-flying-turbine-powere-1836363914