Jet-powered flyboard takes to the skies in France

Jet-powered flyboard takes to the skies in France

At France’s Bastille Day celebrations at the weekend, a French inventor hovered above Paris on a jet-powered flyboard.

Jet-powered flyboard takes to the skies in France

At France’s Bastille Day celebrations at the weekend, a French inventor hovered above Paris on a jet-powered flyboard.

Franky Zapata, a former jetskiing champion and military reservist Franky, carried a rifle during the display of his Flyboard.

The French military helped to develop the futuristic machine and it could “allow tests for different kinds of uses, for example as a flying logistical platform or, indeed, as an assault platform”. French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly told French media.

The parade focused on European military cooperation and included technology from various European nations, including British Chinook helicopters.

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