Flying pioneer Franky Zapata reaches his star

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Photo: Zenith

Franky Zapata has successfully completed his second attempt at a unique solo flight from France to England

At the joystick of his legendary jet-propelled Flyboard Air, and with a Zenith Type 20 Chronograph Adventure watch strapped to his wrist, the super flying man and new ZENITH friend of the brand thereby vividly commemorated the 110th anniversary of Louis Bleriot’s historic 1909 flight across the English Channel.

frenky zapata and his flying machine Flyboard Air

Zapata’s impressive athleticism, trailblazing attitude reflect these intrinsic qualities, as does his ability to remain undaunted by challenges and learn from each new experience. While Bleriot’s repeated previous failures had led him to be dubbed “the king of wrecks” until he finally crossed the Channel in 1909, Zapata required just two attempts to achieve this particular dream.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Adventure flying from france to england

Fittingly, he was wearing the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Adventure, a watch symbolising the unswerving determination that propels Zenith and its followers towards their very own star.

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