A French man has successfully crossed the
English Channel…on his very own fly board. Inventor Franky Zapata left Sangatte , France
at 8:17 AM local time on Sunday. Twenty-two minutes later, he safely landed
in the southern English country of Kent, around 35 kilometers away. Invented three years ago, the 26-kilogram
board is “100 percent French,” with a max speed of 2-hundred-two kilometers an hour. It’s powered by 5 small jet engines and carries
kerosene in a backpack. Zapata, a former world and European jet ski
champion, says he has no plans to commercialize it yet.