Homehttps://server7.kproxy.com/servlet/redirect.srv/sruj/smyrwpoii/p2/Worldhttps://server7.kproxy.com/servlet/redirect.srv/sruj/smyrwpoii/p2/A man on a flying board wows the Bastille Day crowds in Paris
A man on a flying board wows the Bastille Day crowds in Paris
Franka Zapata has been flying the jet-powered " Flyboard " over Bastille Day celebrations. ” data-src-mini=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190714203755-02-bastille-day-flyboard-small-169.jpg” data-src-xsmall=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190714203755-02-bastille-day-flyboard-medium-plus-169.jpg” data-src-small=”http://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190714203755-02-bastille-day-flyboard-large-169.jpg” data-src-medium=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190714203755-02-bastille-day-flyboard-exlarge-169.jpg” data-src-large=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/1
Crowds cheered as Zapata circled over the Champs-Elysees during a military parade attended by Macron and political representatives from other European countries
Bastille Day marks a key moment in the French Revolution, when high taxes and a summer of famine in the year 1789 led the French citizens to storm the Bastille, a military fortress and prison
This year's celebration honored European defense cooperation, drawing revelers and protestors
"Stream of our army, modern and innovative," Macron said a tweet
French military forces are interested in the flying board for various uses, including as a possible assault device, said Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly, according to CNF affiliate BFMTV.