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French inventor Franky Zapata is first person in history to cross English Channel on jet-powered hoverboard not much bigger than a tea tray


FLYING Frenchman Franky Zapata today became the first person in history to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard – saying it “feels magnificent”. 

The 40-year-old set off towards the White Cliffs of Dover from Sangatte beach, in Calais, at 7.16am UK time in front of a cheering crowd.

 French inventor Franky Zapata gestures as he comes in to land at St Margaret's Bay near Dover after crossing the English Channel

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French inventor Franky Zapata gestures as he comes in to land at St Margaret’s Bay near Dover after crossing the English ChannelCredit: London News Pictures
 The crossing was some 21 miles and crossed the world's busiest shipping lane

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The crossing was some 21 miles and crossed the world’s busiest shipping laneCredit: AFP or licensors
 A triumphant Zapata gives an interview after he arrives

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A triumphant Zapata…



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