The Flyboard Air, a hoverboard invention that is reportedly being considered for usage by combat soldiers was spotted flying over Lake Havasu, Arizona a few weeks ago.
In a footage of the flight that gained wide attention online, Franky Zapata, 37, a former professional jet ski driver was seen flying his super-fast device dozens of feet above the lake while onlookers were watching the amazing flight.
When videos of Zapata riding the Flyboard Air went viral, some people doubted whether the footage was real or whether it was a sales gimmick.
A wide range of water-propelled devices has been developed by Franky’s company, Zapata Racing. The very first original Flyboard was connected to a personal watercraft turbine with a long hose.
However, the Flyboard Air uses an “Independent Propulsion Unit” and can reach the top speed of 93 miles per hour. Zapata claims the device would be able to fly users to an incredible height of 10,000 feet which is nearly seven times that of the Empire State.
Last April, Franky Zapata set a new Guinness World Record for the farthest hoverboard flight, after riding his Flyboard Air for a distance of more than 7,388 feet along the coast of southern France.
Unfortunately, in March, after the inventor was banned from flying in France, he said he would be “obliged to leave France” in order to continue his work.
The Flyboard Air is not yet on sale to the public and it is not known how much it will cost. Zapata did admit that he was working with the US Army on uses for the Flyboard Air, but there is no further information about their collaboration.
According to MailOnline.