Flyboard Inventor Skims Across The English Channel | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited--08.12.19

Airborne UnManned--08.13.19

Airborne Unlimited--08.14.19

AMA Drone Report--08.15.19

Airborne Unlimited--08.16.19

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited--08.12.19

Airborne UnManned--08.13.19

Airborne Unlimited--08.14.19

AMA Drone Report--08.15.19

Airborne Unlimited--08.16.19

Wed, Aug 07, 2019

Flyboard Inventor Skims Across The English Channel

Franky Zapata Makes 22-Mile Journey In About 22 Minutes

The inventor of the Flyboard has successfully flown his machine across the English Channel, a 22-mile trip that lasted about 22 minutes.

The BBC reports that Zapata departed from Sangatte, near Calais, shortly after 0600 GMT Sunday, landing in St Margaret's Bay in Dover after a refueling stop during the trip.

Zapata first attempted the crossing on July 25, but an issue refueling the Flyboard forced him to abandon the attempt. He ran out of fuel and ditched in the ocean before reaching the boat where he planned to switch backpacks for one with a full load of fuel. This time, a larger boat and platform supported the attempt, along with a three-helicopter escort. He said he reached speeds of up to 106 mph (92 knots) during the flight.

While some may call the flight historic, Zapata was not so quick to say it was. "I'm not the one to decide," he told reporters. "Time will tell."

(Image from YouTube video posted by Voice of America)

FMI: Source report

Advertisement

More News

Airborne-Unmanned 08.13.19: 'HAWK30' Authorized, UKCG Trial, Public Safety Drone

Also: SimActive, Atlas Multi-Drone System, UAS Public Safety Workshop, San Pablo Police Drone Unit HAPSMobile has received a Certificate of Authorization from the FAA to fly &ldquo>[...]

Aero-FAQ: Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories -- ITBOA BNITBOB

Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories ITBOA BNITBOB ... what does that mean? It's not gibberish, it's a lengthy acronym for "In The Business Of Aviation ... But Not In The Busine>[...]

Klyde Morris (08.16.19)

Klyde Looks Over Some GREAT Deals On A Used Airplane... FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

AMA Drone Report 08.15.19: Amazon Petition, Mavic-Mini?, Eek! Drone Flamethrower

Also: Drone Shooter, DJI Pocket, DroneResponders, Passenger Drone Test Amazon has petitioned the FAA for a waiver from several current rules governing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to a>[...]

Airborne 08.16.19: Icon Crash Prelim, WingX Upgrade, SpaceX Starhopper

Also: AAIB Blames Carbon Monoxide, Praetor 500 Cert, SNC Selects ULA, Dickson on B737Max Another Icon A5 accident has been reviewed by the NTSB.... Leading to questions about the a>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2019 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC