What To Know:
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.