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In the former, a French military reservist known as the “flying soldier” will attempt to cross the Channel this week, a jet-powered hoverboard.
Franky Zapata, who were impressed by the crowds in France, with a demonstration of his flyboard, in the land of the Bastille Day parade, which will make the trip to mark the 110th anniversary of Louis Bleriot’s first cross-channel plane, according to The Guardian.
“It won’t be easy, and I think I still have a 30 per cent chance of success.”
— Franky Zapata
“It is the realization of a dream come true,” the inventor told Le Parisien, adding that he was “very concerned.”
“I have to have 3 per cent of the machine’s capabilities [on Bastille Day], and I have 99% of the channels. It won’t be easy, and I think I still have a 30% chance of success,” he said.
Zapata has said that he is expected to cross the channel, which varies in width from 20 to 150 km, depending on the location, which is about 20 minutes away.
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Side of CEO Franky Zapata flies a jet-powered hoverboard or Flyboard during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue the Avenue on the 14th of July, 2019 at the latest, in Paris, France. (Getty Images)
The flying soldier,” he told the French news outlet he had been given the approval from the civil aviation authorities, but not to maritime officials, who said that the deployment of a ship to fill up with the flyboard, it would be a risk in a busy shipping corridor.
“We have been advised against the hybrid, because it is very dangerous, given the traffic in the English Channel, one of the largest (marine) straits in the world,” the French maritime authority is reported to have said.
“This is a challenge, 10 times more difficult,” Zapata said, adding that he will have to refuel once, halfway through, instead of twice, as he had planned. “It’s a completely arbitrary and unfair decision.”
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Side of CEO Franky Zapata flies a jet-powered hoverboard, or “Flyboard” by the French elite acrobatic flying team ‘Patrouille de France fly over the Arc de Triomphe during the Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on July 14, 2019. (Getty Images)
At the Bastille Day party, and the President of france, Emmanuel Macron, in Germany, Angela Merkel, and other leaders, saw the Side and flew high above the crowd, waving a gun.
According to The Guardian, Zapata’s flyboard powered by the five mini-turbo engine and can reach speeds of up to 118 miles per hour.
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