BACK TO THE FUTURE: FRENCH INVENTOR PERFECTS HIGH-SPEED HOVERBOARD FOR HUMAN FLIGHT
Wearing a protective helmet and flight suit, he zooms past palm trees and over water and sand during the minute-long video. Upon finishing the flight, Zapata lands on a nearby platform and is helped down by a nearby onlooker.
It’s unclear how Zapata takes off on his hoverboard, as the video starts after his is in the air. There are also no specific details on how Zapata is controlling the Flyboard or what exactly is powering it.
But Zapata spent several days in Lake Havasu City testing out his new hoverboard during air shows in Sara Park and on a nearby beach, according to Havasu News. Residents of the city came out to watch him soar through the air and do tricks on his futuristic board.
The Flyboard Air allows users to fly untethered through the sky to an incredible height of 10,000 feet, which is almost seven times that of the Empire State Building.
The 37-year-old’s original Water Flyboards are popular with the likes of Justin Bieber and Kylie Jenner – but his latest invention puts Marty McFly’s hoverboard to shame. source