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FRANK ZAPATA CROSSED THE ENGLISH CHANNEL ON HIS FLYBOARD AIR

Zapata crossed the English Channel on his Flyboard Air

CALAIS, FRANCE – Flying Frenchman Franky Zapata made aviation history on Sunday August 4, 2019 by crossing the English Channel on his Flyboard Air. This was Zapata’s second attempt to cross the Channel, after he failed 10 days ago, on July 25. Zapata’s dream came true on Sunday, when he became the first man in history to cross the English

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FIREFIGHTING PLANE CRASHED IN FRANCE

A Securité Civile Grumman S-2T Turbo Firecat crashed today

GÉNÉRAC, FRANCE – A Securité Civile Conair S-2 Turbo Firecat firefighting plane has crashed this afternoon shortly after 5:00 PM Local Time in the area of Générac in France. The pilot was killed in the tragic crash, while battling the fires in the area. The pilot of the Firecat (former Grumman S-2 Tracker from the Canadian Navy) was fighting one

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PATROUILLE DE FRANCE JET CRASHED AT PERPIGNAN AIRPORT IN FRANCE

PERPIGNAN-RIVESALTES, FRANCE – Alpha Jet #2 of French Air Force Aerobatics Team Patrouille de France, crashed this morning at Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport (PGF) in the South of France, near the Spanish border. The pilot survived the crash, but was slightly injured. The Alpha Jet of Patrouille de France exited the runway at the Perpignan-Rivesaltes Airport this morning, but the jet ended on

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FRANCE AND INDIA – JOINT TACTICAL EXERCISE GARUDA 2019

MONT-DE-MARSAN, FRANCE – From July 1 to 12, French Rafales, French Mirage 2000s and Indian Flankers operated together during joint tactical exercise GARUDA 2019 in France. The Indian Air Force (IAF) deployed 4 Su-30MKI Flankers, belonging to the 15th Wing (based at Bareily AFS), along with an Il-78MKI Midas aerial refueler from the 78th Sqn (based at Agra AFS), to

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JET-POWERED FLYBOARD STEALS THE SHOW AT BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATIONS IN FRANCE

Jet-powered flyboard soars over Paris for Bastille Day parade

PARIS, FRANCE – Is it a drone? Is it a plane? Could it be the Green Goblin? No, it’s Franky Zapata with his Flyboard Air. Zapata is a former jetskiing champion, French military reservist and he is the inventor of the Flyboard Air. This year’s Bastille Day celebrations in France featured Zapata hovering above Paris on his jet-powered Flyboard Air.

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