French Inventor First to Cross English Channel on Flyboard

If you looked up over the English Channel Sunday you might have seen what looked like a flying skateboard, and the dude who was riding it just broke a record!

French inventor Franky Zapata traveled nearly 22 miles, 60 feet in the air, to become the first person ever to use a flyboard to traverse the English Channel.

Zapata dissolved into tears after he landed, immodestly saying he didn’t know how big a deal it was and whether it would go in the history books.

He failed last week to cross the Channel, but second time was a charm.

The flyboard is powered by a kerosene-filled backpack, and he said his greatest challenge was changing backpacks mid-flight. But, he did!

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