Franky Zapata flew with his hoverboard for 2.2km setting a new Guinness World Record for the farthest distance travelled ever. Zapata has developed a series of water-propelled hoverboards.
The record flight took place at the coast of Sausset-les-Pins in the South of France. The board used for the world record uses an ‘independent propulsion unit’ allowing it to operate for up to 10 minutes burning kerosene at a rate of 5.6 litres per minute.
Zapata’s Flyboard Air hoverboard took four year to develop and has a top speed of 150km/h, reaching a maximum altitude of 3000 meters. It weighs 20kg and the propulsion unit offers a maximum thrust of 160Nm.