On the occasion of the Bastille Day celebration, a Grand parade was held in France on July 14. One of the most spectacular moments of the event was the demonstration of a very unusual technique. Armed with a rifleman literally hovered over the audience on a flying Board without any insurance.
The former world champion in aquabike Frankie Zapata developed a prototype of a flying Board about three years ago. The predecessor of the device was announced in 2006, the water flyboard, the driving force of which were powerful jets of water repelling the Board from the surface.
A few years later, Zapata finalized his invention and taught him to fly regardless of the presence of the reservoir. The Flyboard Air is equipped with four 250-horsepower jet engines and is capable of lifting weights up to 102 kilograms. The maximum flight height of the Board is 1.5 kilometers.
To provide the engines with fuel, the inventor put on a special backpack with a built-in tank with a capacity of 23.3 liters — this is enough for 10 minutes of flight. Given the maximum speed of 150 km/h, during this time you can overcome the distance of 25 kilometers.