He will make the journey on a hoverboard of his own design. These plans were recently shared by the inventor himself.
Hoverboards are flying skateboards similar to the one famously featured in the blockbuster trilogy Back to the Future. This device was recently demonstrated by French inventor Franky Zapata at the Bastille Day military parade in Paris.
The device is called Flyboard Air, and it can reach an altitude of 3 km and a maximum speed of 280 km/h. The inventor’s latest plans include using the hoverboard to cross the English Channel, a 240-kilometer body of water on the border between France and the United Kingdom.
Flights are highly energy-intensive, as the Flyboard Air requires a lot of energy to operate. The device can last up to 10 minutes on a full tank, which will not be enough time for Zapata to cross the Channel, meaning that he will need to refuel at some point during his flight.
To reach his goal, Zapata will need to make the most of his hoverboard. Crossing the Channel will undoubtedly become one of the most complicated flights in his life.
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