Inventor Tries, and Fails, to Cross Channel on Flyboard

A French aviation buff and inventor glided partway over the English Channel on a homemade "flyboard" — then crashed in the sea.

  • Published 25 July 2019

SANGATTE, France (AP) — A French aviation buff and inventor glided partway over the English Channel on a homemade "flyboard" — 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 the small flying platform he designed. From afar, it looked like he was skateboarding on the sky. But as he descended for a refueling stop about halfway across,… Read at AP News