Franky Zapata

Inventor tries, and fails, to cross Channel on flyboard

SANGATTE, France (AP) — A French aviation buff and inventor glided partway over the English Channel on a homemade "flyboard" Thursday — then crashed in the sea. Undeterred, he plans to try again. After careful preparations, Franky Zapata took off from the French coastal town of Sangatte fastened to...
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Frenchman to try flying across Channel on his flyboard

SAINT INGLEVERT, France (AP) — The man who wowed the crowd in Paris on Bastille Day, whirling over France's leaders on his flyboard, was undertaking final checks Wednesday for his biggest challenge yet: Soaring across the English Channel. VIDEO: ---- -- French inventor #FrankyZapata practices on...
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