VIDEO: French inventor successfully travels 35.4km across English Channel on jet-powered hoverboard
'Pure pleasure': Frenchman successfully flies across English Channel on hoverboard (VIDEO)
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August 4, 2019 - for rt.com
A week after his failed first attempt, French inventor Franky Zapata has successfully crossed the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard.
On Sunday morning, Zapata, 40, flew for 20 minutes along 35.4 kilometers (22 miles) from the French town of Sangatte, to Saint Margaret's Bay, near Dover, with one stop halfway to refuel.
Powered by kerosene and five turbines, the board propels the former jet-ski champion at speeds of up to 118 mph (190km/h) at an altitude of between 15 and 20 meters.
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