Franky Zapata, a French inventor whose flying board wowed the world

R Sinduja

News Editor

Franky Zapata, a French inventor and entrepreneur, were born colourblind, that ruled out learning to fly helicopters. After several years, he invented hydro jets that allowed him to hover above the water. Zapata says "When you fly with your body, even your hands affect the direction you want to go in. You feel the turbulence & the air through your fingers. It's like becoming a bird. But it's also very hard."