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JULY 2020

French Flyboard Air Showcased At Bastille Day Parade, Days Before Its Used For First Flight Over English Channel


French Flyboard Air Showcased At Bastille Day Parade, Days Before Its Used For First Flight Over English Channel

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On July 14th, former jet-skiing champion and current inventor and entrepreneur Franky Zapata took to the skies on the Flyboard Air above the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France during the annual Bastille Day parade.

French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly told France Inter radio ahead of the parade that the flyboard “can allow tests for different kinds of uses, for example as a flying logistical platform or, indeed, as an assault platform.”

He carried a rifle in a sign of the possible military uses of his device. As part of his display, he flew to and fro before stopping gracefully in midair.

His audience included French President Emmanuel Macron as well as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Zapata, who first developed his device flying above water, says that the flyboard has the power to take off and reach speeds up to 190 kilometres an hour (118 mph) and run for 10 minutes. It features “quick release boots” that allow the pilot to “quickly let go of the Flyboard Air in case of an emergency water landing.”

He now aims to cross the English Channel which, for the first time with such a flying device. The trip will require a refueling in mid-flight.

Zapata aims to make the crossing on July 25th, 110 years to the day after pioneering aviator Louis Bleriot made the first airplane flight across the Channel.

The Bastille Day parade is an annual parade that involves various personnel and equipment from the French Armed Forces.

Zapata had demonstrated the Flyboard earlier. In 2016, he set a Guinness World Record for the farthest continuous flight on a hoverboard, covering 2,252 metres — ten times the distance set by the last record holder.

The Flyboard Air’s specification and further info can be seen on Zapata’s website:

“Inventors have been chasing the dream of personal flight for decades, but no one else has achieved it in the way that Zapata has. Zapata’s unique and innovative approach comes from its experience in hydroflight, its use of turbine engines over conventional electric propellers and the use of intuitive flight controls designed around the human”

Franky Zapata trained for his flight above the Champs-Elysees a few days earlier:




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  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    Never seen anything more ridiculous…

    Absolutely racket, the thing makes.

    Only use I can see, is for civilian rescue purposes from off buildings where the emergency services can’t get ladders or land a helicopter.

  • Rob

    It has many uses but look too dangerous to fly because if that become upside down then no chance to survive for the operator.

    • PZIVJ

      Next news may be, they are searching for Zapata in the English channel. :)

  • R PLobo

    Typical zionazis nonsense to impress the goyim masses – no one is impressed. Clown festival in Paris – the vassals and their occultist masters demonstrate just how completely idiotic they really are.

    • occupybacon

      FLYBOARD = Zionist invention to impress the masses. The most Russian-styled comment I have read for today.

  • RichardD

    This is a 70 year old jet engine backpack helicopter. Something similar built with modern materials and technology probably already exists in sequestered projects. That is lighter, safer, faster, more compact, that is collapsible, transportable, has better range, and is quieter than this model. Giving it military applications.

  • RichardD

    “The backpack helicopter weighed only 68 lbs (empty) with a G8-2-15 Gluhareff Pressure Jet Engine (weighing only 5 lbs.) mounted at the “blade-tip”. Eugene calculated the range at 25 miles with a flight time of about half an hour reaching up to 18,000 feet altitude, depending on the jet engine size.”

    – Gluhareff Portable One-Man Helicopters
    MEG-1X and MEG-2X –


  • so

    Skeet shooting practice. Sitting Ducks.

  • RichardD

    It’s definitely very cool. 10 minutes of flight time and a 10 to 15 mile range isn’t a lot. And if you run out of fuel before landing you’re in big trouble. The skill level required of the pilot is probably high.

    It’s a step in the right direction. There is probably something similar using anti gravity technology and free energy in sequestered projects.

  • RichardD
  • Peter Moy

    Interesting. If ever this contraption reaches military use, the operator better pray that the opposition doesn’t have any air defense capability. Life expectancy would be very low against shoulder-fired SAMs, small arms fire or automatic cannon.

  • Luke Hemmming

    Flying that device into high voltage
    electricity lines you would be Zapated hahahaha. Not very practical thou. Just a toy.

  • occupybacon

    Putin should fly it over Kremlin, without helmet and bare chested.

    • Luke Hemmming

      This is the most russian styled comment on here today so far. Never knew you were into bare chested manly men?

      • occupybacon

        We Russians love old men tits