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Flyboard Air World First – Flying Frenchman Cross English Channel on Jet Hoverboard

Flyboard Air World First – Flying Frenchman Cross English Channel on Jet Hoverboard


I did a story a while ago on the jet powered hoverboard called fly board air by Zeppelin industries the story I originally did was introducing what the flyboard air is and what it could do in 2016 now for all those who are not familiar the flyboard air is a one-person jet hoverboard that you stir up your feeding to you control the thrust with a hand control throttle and steer by leaning forwards backwards left and right the hoverboard is powered by five small jet engines which produced 1500 horsepower it has enough kerosene fuel in its backpack to fly for about 10 to 12 minutes and can fly at speeds of up to 110 miles per hour and it does have the capability of flying up to 10,000 feet but only if you can carry enough fuel but even though it’s an amazing piece of technology it seems to have some limitations such as short flight times due to the limited amount of fuel you can carry in a backpack also you could not fly over residential or populated areas because of the jet engine noise and finally based off all the video footage on their channel he only ever fluid over water I assume that’s in case something goes wrong he could crush land in the water and not hit hard on land but I checked out their latest videos and it would appear flying over land is no longer an issue in one video he’s flying through a rocky desert area in the US and didn’t another down the racetrack at the GP LeMans [Music] he even performed in front of the French president Emmanuel macron at the bastille day military parade flying in with his hollywood controller in one hand and a military rifle in the other so it would appear they’ve either worked at any bugs that would cause the flyboard air to stall and crash well the pilot is now very confident in his piloting skills but I wanted to revisit this story to see if that made any major improvements such as longer flight times or maybe it’s now available for sale to the public but even though their website states currently commercialized in in development within the recreation entertainment military medical and industrial sectors their retail website does not list it for sale but another website shows it listed with a price of nearly 300,000 euro but States it’s not for sale but they’re taking pre-orders so we still can’t buy one yet and even if we could you are looking at a retail price of nearly three hundred and thirty thousand US dollars but while we wait for that glorious day we can all fly around on our own jet hoverboards Zeppelin Industries is not sitting still they continue to develop and push boundaries of what the flyboard air can do just recently Frank Zappa has become the first person to cross the English Channel on a jet powered fly board Frank made the 22 mile or 35 kilometres him from France to England on Sunday August the 4th 2019 he took off at 6:15 a.m. near the port of Calais and headed towards England at speeds of up to 110 miles per hour or 177 km/h for the duration of the flight he held an altitude of around 15 meters or about 50 feet while followed by several support helicopters but because the flyboard air can only fly for about 10 minutes at a time Frank made one brief stop on a boat in the middle of the English Channel to refuel before resuming his flight he made it across the 22 miles from coast to coast in 22 minutes now no one is calling this a world-first but since I love world first stories I’m going to fly board air is now the world’s first jet-powered hover board to cross the English Channel in one day soon we’ll be parked in my garage well maybe anyway that’s the end of this video thanks for watching and we’ll see you next time bye bye [Music]

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Yeah I've seen this on the news.
Cool video. This would work so good in war 😂😂
Or imagine racing with this thing and anyway the French government invested in it so it's gonna get much better in the next few years.

Hello; I recently stumbled upon your channel and had to think deep back upon your voice because it sounded so familiar. Did you use to have a swtor/mmo channel? If so; do you still?

@3:49 holy crap! The way the guy climbed from the ground on top of that platform was really impressive! That was a tall platform…

Now all we have to do is to recruit this guy and make him T-pose as he hovers in the air to assert dominance during the Area-51 raid

Thank you for this info. So he did not really cross it outright like all the news outlets said… still really cool though.

For a fraction of that price, you could buy a drone capable of carrying a passenger and not have to put up with the intense pain in the legs that Frank has stated he has flying this hoverboard.

Yeah I don't think this'll ever be for sale to the general public due to certain laws involving aircrafts in residential areas have to be a certain height, that height being impossible to reach for the amount of fuel and there's also the noise one of those jet engines is enough to make your ears bleed at 100m of distance, I think this is just for the wealthy people who have a crap ton of land just to mess around on with it this is also dictated by the price.

i wonder how long its gonna take for this to come to market, theres other companies with practical jet board/packs, im ready to see humans as individuals get off the ground

The Banksters have to be locked up- before this arrives for sale ! : anyway i would like to have this one ! 😉

If the general public can’t even drive cars correctly what do you think will happen if they got hold of these?

I admit I have a hard time believing this is actually real. It seems like some kind of elaborate hoax. But then, I'm not an expert. If it is real, hats off to the inventor.

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