“Rocketman,” Franky Zapata, takes a practice flight over an airport in France. (AP)
French inventor Franky Zapata built this jet-powered hoverboard and used it to cross the English Channel. (AP)
Mr. Zapata cheers after crossing the water on his jet-powered hoverboard. (AP)
Inventor and hoverboard pilot Franky Zapata is a speck in the sky as he comes near the cliffs of Dover, England, at the end of his flight. (AP)
The 40-year-old inventor shows off his flying board. (AP)
Mr. Z. invented the flying board. He flew from France to England on it!