French inventor and entrepreneur Franky Zapata has invented a real-world edition of Spider-Man villain Green Goblin’s glider.
At the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris on Sunday, a man soared high on a flying board above the crowd and French President Emmanuel Macron.
Named as the Flyboard Air, Franky has piloted the jet powered aerial vehicle.
During the military parade, Zapata flew in circles above the Champs-Elysees as the crowd cheered.
Apart from President Emmanuel Macron, political representatives from other European countries attended the military parade.
This year’s Bastille Day celebrations honoured European defense cooperation, drawing protesters and revelers.
Bastille Day marks significance in the French Revolution, when food crisis and high taxes in 1789 led French citizens to storm the Bastille, a fortress and prison in Paris.
Fier de notre armée, moderne et innovante. pic.twitter.com/DQvIfPolQf
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) July 14, 2019
In a statement, Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said that French Special Forces are interested in the flying board for different uses, including as a possible assault device.