What will air space look like in the future? Franky Zapata, Founder of Zapata Racing as well as the World’s First Jet-Powered Hoverboard, shares his thoughts on the technological advancements being made to enhance air transportation and what this will entail for society. Franky Zapata began in the business world in 1998 when he set up Zapata Competition, a high-level, competitive jetski team. He was soon noticed by leading jetski manufacturers and, in 1999, Zapata Competition became the corporate team for BRP (Seadoo), promoting the brand throughout the world. With experience in both jetskis and in the world of development, Zapata Competition became Zapata Racing, the official brand of PWC Product, in 2008. From the conception, through the development stage, to production, Zapata Racing became the leader of stand-up PWCs in France. Among others, he developed a stand-up jet which won 17 world championships. Driven by his passion and success, Franky Zapata turned to the challenge of innovation and
differentiation in order to guarantee the future of the company. Firmly convinced that nothing is impossible and more motivated than ever, he started his research. This research gave birth to the world-renowned jet hoverboard, the Flyboard® Air. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

What Will the Sky Look Like in the Future? | Franky Zapata | TEDxIVC