Mr. DoUntoOthersBeforeTheyDoItToYou is green with envy. Why didn't the Pentagon give him a flying hoverboard and a three and a half hour show?
My favorite as always was the axe wielding Pioneer detachment of the Légion étrangère. Axes for their Pioneer duties. Tough buffalo hide aprons for their Sapper role to protect the family jewels from 18th century breaching blasts. I need to grow a beard like those. I'll pass on the epaulets though. They won battle honors at Sevastopol, North Africa (three times), Italy, Mexico (Camarón), China, Việt Nam, Madagascar, and Macedonia.
Franky Z's next Flyboard show will be critical for his ambitions — On July 25, he plans to
cross the English Channel. I wish him good luck and fair weather. But he reportedly will need mid-air refueling. It must be a gas hog as the Channel is only 33 kilometers (<21 miles) wide at the Strait of Dover. The 25 July date is the 110th anniversary of
Louis Blériot's historic flight across the Channel:
Zapata claims his Flyboard has a top speed of 190 km/h (118 mph). Maximum load is 100 kg (220 pounds), perhaps 200 kg for short distance3 low speed runs. Maximum altitude is 3,000 meters.