PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 14: Zapata CEO Franky Zapata flies a jet-powered hoverboard or "Flyboard" during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue Avenue on July 14, 2019 in Paris, France. At the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron, a dozen European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker participate in the traditional parade of July 14 which is placed this year under the sign of European military cooperation. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
France held their Bastille Day military parade over the weekend . . . and the thing everyone’s talking about is a man who rode a turbine-powered flyboard above the festivities. He’s a military reservist, but he’s also the guy who invented it.
It looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. He’s wearing a protective suit and helmet, and is holding a rifle. It’s fast too: It can reach 118 miles-per-hour. A French official is already talking about how to use it in the military.