The remarkable Flyboard Air is simultaneously one of the greatest and most terrifying inventions we’ve ever seen. Along with the flying car, the idea of a personal jetpack is something that inventors have been dreaming of for decades. It brings the 1960s dream of personal jetpacks to life in a package that’s somewhere between a Segway, hoverboard and, well, a jet.
Most previous creations have come in the form of lethal-looking backpacks with rockets that have proved difficult or impossible to control. The Flyboard Air is different – there’s nothing to hold onto for starters, and you stand on it rather than strapping into it. The Flyboard Air is billed as “the safest, easiest, lightest, most maneuverable personal aviation system ever created.” Most importantly, though, it just looks like a ridiculous amount of fun.
Flyboard Air Packs Four Turbines, 1,000bhp and the Potential to Crack 200kph.
Flyboard Air is Easy and Safe to Use
If the idea of balancing on a turbine-powered hoverboard sounds intimidating, you’ll be happy to know that Zapata has implemented a whole heap of electronics to keep you airborne and upright. In fact, Zapata use the same kind of electronics like you use on a drone to stabilize.