On a second try, the hoverboard inventor efficiently crosses Channel


After a failed try in July, French inventor Franky Zapata efficiently crossed the Channel on a hoverboard this weekend. He began his journey in Sangatte in northern France and lasted 20 minutes earlier than touchdown within the Bay of St. Margaret in England.

"I simply actually loved the final 5 to 6 kilometers," Zapata Reuters said and different reporters, on the touchdown close to Dover. "Whether or not it is a historic occasion or not, I’m not the one who decides that, time will inform."

Zapata, a former jet ski racer, developed the Flyboard Air about three years in the past. On July 14, Zapata participated within the French army parade of Bastille Day, driving within the air. That very same month he tried the efficiency for the primary time, however fell into the water when he tried to land on a boat-mounted platform for refueling.

He stopped once more to refuel midway, however this time with out incident. Three helicopters have been en route for the journey and a crowd of dozens of benefactors have been current to cheer him on touchdown.

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