Is that a bird in the sky? Or is it a plane? No, it’s a man on a flying skateboard! In August, French inventor Franky Zapata zoomed across the English Channel on a hoverboard. The channel is a stretch of water that separates France and the United Kingdom. 

Zapata completed the 22-mile trip in just 22 minutes. Zapata designed his Flyboard Air hoverboard himself. It’s powered by fuel stored in Zapata’s backpack. Keeping his balance that long was tricky. Zapata had to be in great shape to make the long trip.