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BREITLING REDEFINES AERONAUTICAL HERITAGE BY SPONSORING FLYING MACHINE

LUXURY DAILY

DECEMBER 2, 2016

Swiss watchmaker Breitling is writing a new chapter in its support of aerodynamic accomplishments through a partnership with the maker of a flying hoverboard.

The brand is sponsoring athlete Franky Zapata’s Flyboard Air, an autonomous propulsion unit that allows a rider to soar over water while standing upright on an engine-powered craft. Aviation is at the heart of the Breitling brand positioning, as the watchmaker looks to associate itself with airborne individuals who require technical precision in their timepieces.  Read on Luxury Daily

NINA DOBREV DONS BIKINI AND RIDES A FLYBOARD ON FRIENDSGIVING VACATION IN CABO

EONLINE/ENEWS

November 27, 2016

The group went jet skiing, rode a banana boat and also took the fun to new heights—they rode flyboards over the ocean!

The brand is sponsoring athlete Franky Zapata’s Flyboard Air, an autonomous propulsion unit that allows a rider to soar over water while standing upright on an engine-powered craft. Aviation is at the heart of the Breitling brand positioning, as the watchmaker looks to associate itself with airborne individuals who require technical precision in their timepieces.  Read on Luxury Daily

THE 10 MOST IMPORTANT AEROSPACE INNOVATIONS OF THE YEAR THESE ARE THE BEST OF WHAT’S NEW

POPULAR SCIENCE

October 19, 2016

Zapata™  Flyboard Air™: High-Flying Hoverboard™

This spring, French daredevil Franky Zapata smashed the record for longest hoverboard flight, traveling 7,388 feet. The jet-powered Flyboard Air™ can stay aloft for 10 minutes at a time, reaching over 100 mph and an altitude of 10,000 feet. Next, explosive-detection firm Implant Sciences Corporation, which is merging with Zapata this year, will adapt the technology for applications like all-terrain rescue and supply delivery.  Read on Popular Science

Popular Science Awards the Zapata Flyboard Air® Best of What’s New Award in the Aerospace Category

October 19, 2016

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MARSEILLES, FRANCE – (October 20, 2016) Zapata™ (www.zapata.com) Flyboard Air™ has been awarded Popular Science’s Best of What’s New Award for its innovation in the aerospace category. The Flyboard Air™ is the highlight of Zapata’s™ portfolio of hydro-flyer and air jet craft products and is reinventing the future of personal flight systems. After reviewing thousands of products and submissions, Popular Science deemed the Flyboard Air™ to be among the most significant technological jump within the aerospace field.

With perfect flight redundancy, the Flyboard Air™ is the safest, most maneuverable, and most efficient personal jetpack on the market. Popular Science recognized and awarded the Flyboard Air™ for its impressive flight ability, redundant safety systems, intuitive controls, 10-minute flight time, and 100-plus mph top speed. Popular Science identified the Flyboard Air™ as a product that represented a significant step forward in the aerospace category.

In recognition of the award, Franky Zapata (Zapata CEO) stated: “This is a very big honor for Zapata™ to be recognized by Popular Science in their Best of What’s New Award in the aerospace category. With four jet engines, yaw control, and perfect redundancy, I want the Flyboard Air™ to give people the freedom and ability to fly as if it was an extension of their body. Zapata will use the Flyboard Air™ and its technology to pioneer personal flight travel for all humans moving forward. This is just a sample of what’s to come from Zapata and we are privileged to be recognized for our hard work.”

The Popular Science Best of What’s New Award is a significant achievement for Zapata™ and the Flyboard Air®, as Popular Science reaches millions of people with their print magazine and over 70 million impressions throughout digital media. The Popular Science Best of What’s New Award comes less than one month after the CBS Sports announcement to broadcast the Zapata Industries Flyboard® World Cup Championship held in Naples, Florida. The event was a huge success for Zapata™ and further strengthened the market awareness of Zapata’s™ hydro-flyer portfolio.  Read on Popular Science

MULTIMEDIA UPDATE: FLYBOARD(R) WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP(TM)

SATELITE PR NEWS

August 22, 2016

The Flyboard® World Cup Championship is the final competition in a series of National Championships that are hosted in France, Netherlands, Korea and Japan. The 2014 and 2015 World Cup Championship events were held in Dubai.  Read on Satelite PR News

Zapata Industries Announces Decision to Move the Flyboard World Cup Championship to the U.S.

YAHOO FINANCE

August 22, 2016

“The opportunity to include the Flyboard® World Cup Championship in the Pro Watercross slate of competitions is a huge opportunity to grow the personal watercraft sport as a whole and to expand the Pro Watercross family,” said Pro Watercross CEO AJ Handler.  Read on Yahoo Finance

CBS Sports to Broadcast Zapata’s™ 5th Annual Flyboard® World Cup Championship™

MARKET WIRED

August 22, 2016

Zapata™ (www.zapata.com), which has executed a Letter of Intent for purchase by Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC), announces the decision to change the host country of its 5th annual Flyboard® World Cup Championship from Dubai to the United States, in an event to be broadcast by CBS Sports.  Read on Market Wired

Zapata™ Announces the Acquisition and Consolidation of Hydro-Flight Intellectual Property Rights in the US and Abroad

SYS-CON MEDIA

August 17, 2016

By way of this acquisition, Zapata™ now owns the original and pioneering hydro-flight patents dating back as early as 2004 which provided the world’s first glimpse into the field of hydro-flight. In 2012, Franky Zapata filed for and obtained additional, independent patent rights that further birthed what is today recognized as the continually-expanding recreational hydro-flight industry… Read on Sys-Con

Zapata™ Industries Announces the Acquisition and Consolidation of Hydro-Flight Intellectual Property Rights in the US and Abroad

BENZINGA

August 17, 2016

MARSEILLES , FRANCE –(Marketwired – August 17, 2016) – Zapata™ (www.zapata.com), which has executed a Letter of Intent for purchase by Implant Sciences Corporation, is excited to announce Zapata’s™ acquisition of the strongest patent portfolio in the field of hydro-flight, which now positions Zapata™ to serve as the exclusive manufacturer, importer and distributor of hydro-flight products… Read on Benzinga

Hailey Baldwin and Kendall Jenner shows their daring sides as they try out jet packs on the ocean

DAILY MAIL

August 15, 2016

It’s decidedly more daring than a game of beach volleyball.  But young models Hailey Baldwin and Kendall Jenner showed no hesitation as they revealed their adventurous sides on vacation last week.  The pair took it in turns to be strapped to a jet pack to try out the latest in adventure sports.  They laughed excitedly as they took to the ocean balanced on top of the futuristic device.  Read on Daily Mail

Flyboarding: Check out the latest water sport craze at the Jersey Shore

NEW JERSEY 101.5

August 8, 2016

Adrenaline junkies can get a new rush from the latest water sport craze at the Jersey Shore — flyboarding over Barnegat Bay.  “You can compare it to skateboarding or snowboarding or wake boarding, but you’re adding the whole element of lift, and going up,” said Justin Chiusolo, owner of Superfly NJ on Long Beach Island. “We’re pretty much as close as we can be to flying.”  Read on New Jersey 101.5

Implant Sciences Eyes Zapata Industries Acquisition to Offer Hoverboard Tech for Defense Clients

EXECUTIVEBIZ

August 5, 2016

Implant Sciences is working to acquire France-based Zapata Industries to distribute the latter’s personal flight system to the defense, security and commercial markets, Defense News reported Thursday.  Jen Judson writes Zapata Industries has passed a proof-of-concept milestone for its Flyboard Air system that seeks to bring an envisioned hoverboard concept into reality for possible military applications such as troop movement, infiltration and exfiltration.  Read on ExecutiveBiz 

Amazing Video: Man Uses Flyboard to Douse Boat Fire

OUTDOOR HUB

August 5, 2016

To a boat captain, there’s nothing more dreadfully fearful than even the hint of an onboard fire. But if it weren’t for a pleasure craft on Cross Lake, Minnesota, that began to smolder recently, we would never have seen one of the most unique fire-suppression methods ever devised.  Read on Outdoor Hub

Back to the Future: Company Looks to Sell Hoverboards to Military

DEFENSE NEWS

August 4, 2016

WASHINGTON — A US company currently in the explosives-trace-detection business is in the process of acquiring a French hoverboard company that it hopes will excite the defense, security and commercial markets.  When Marty McFly hopped on a hoverboard in the movie Back to the Future, it was supposed to be the year 2015.  Read on Defense News

Police flying high on flyboards

SPRUCEGROVE EXAMINER

August 5, 2016

Law enforcement could be flying high on Wabamun Lake on Aug. 19, with free lessons from Alberta Flyboard.  In an effort to show support for local RCMP, police, sheriffs and peace officers, Alberta Flyboard will be giving free one-on-one lessons to service members at any one of their three locations.  Read on Sprucegrove Examiner

Implant Sciences Announces Conference Call and Q&A Regarding Zapata Industries

PR NEWSWIRE

August 3, 2016

WILMINGTON, Mass., Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB:IMSC), a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) solutions for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) applications, today announced that it will be hosting a conference call on Thursday August 4, 2016 at 4:15 PM EDT … Read on PR Newswire

Man Puts Out Boat Fire With Flyboard

CBS MINNESOTA

July 30, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A fiery, high-flying scene took place on a Minnesota lake Saturday.  Around 3 p.m. on Cross Lake, Paul Gavic saw a boat on fire from his nearby dock and called for his son, Jesse Gavic.  Jesse Gavic strapped into his flyboard, attached to a personal watercraft driven by brother Caleb Gavic, and headed for the burning boat. After reaching the boat, it only took about two minutes for Jesse Gavic to extinguish the fire using the water propelled from his board.  Read on CBS Minnesota

US military may get hoverboards, jetbikes, and ‘floating rescue stations’

DIGITAL TRENDS

July 28, 2016

Zapata Racing made all of our childhood Back to the Future dreams come to life with its jet-powered hoverboard, the Flyboard Air — and it’s currently being acquired by a major defense technology company called Implant Sciences, which specializes in developing technology for the Department of Homeland Security and other clients.  Read on Digital Trends

Viva Zapata

ELECTRONICSWEEKLY.COM

July 26, 2016

You’re having your lunch by the sea in some sunny spot when, out of the corner of your eye, something weird happens. It’s a bloke rising from the sea on two columns of water.  That contraption was invented by Franky Zapata, a 38 year-old former professional pilot and three times world jet ski champion.  Read on ElectronicsWeekly.com

What Are the Military Applications of Real-Life Hoverboards?

INVERSE

July 25, 2016

A defense company just bought a hoverboard maker, and things are about to get interesting.  Implant Sciences Corporation makes and sells explosive- and drug-detection devices to the military, but they’re looking at taking things to a new level. Implant recently acquired Zapata Industries, a hoverboard manufacturer.   Read on INVERSE

Zapata, fabricant marseillais d’hoverboards, racheté par un américain

RUE89

July 22, 2016

L’entreprise fabricante d’appareils à hydro-propulsion et d’hoverboards va être reprise par Implant Sciences, un fournisseur américain d’aéroports et de services de police.  Encore une start-up française de pointe qui séduit une entreprise étrangère : Zapata Industries devrait prochainement passer sous contrôle américain.  Read on RUE89

Implant Sciences agrees to buy Zapata Industries

GOVERNMENT SECURITY NEWS

July 22, 2016

WILMINGTON, MA July 21, 2016 Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC), a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) solutions for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) applications, is pleased to announce the signing of a letter of intent to acquire Zapata Industries SAS of Marseilles, France.  Read on Government Security News

A defense tech firm is buying the company behind the jet-powered hoverboard

THE VERGE

July 21, 2016

Zapata Industries, the company behind the jet-powered hoverboard known as the Flyboard Air®, is about to be purchased by a defense tech company called Implant Sciences. The two parties announced the intent of sale in a statement that was released today … Read on The Verge

Flyboard Air® creator bought by US counter explosives company

NEW ATLAS

July 21, 2016

French jet ski champion Franky Zapata made some serious waves back in 2011 when he showed off his ambitious water-jet Flyboard, which uses a jet ski motor to pump water through a pair of boots and hand-held stabilizers. Just this April he upped the ante significantly, with a new device that swaps out water jets for jet engines … Read on New Atlas

Flyboard Air® hoverboard: Zapata Industries has been sold to US explosives detection firm

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES

July 22, 2016

Hoverboards could be coming to the military and industrial fields sooner than you think, as French jet-ski champion Franky Zapata’s hydro and jet powered sporting technology firm Zapata Industries has been sold to Implant Sciences in the US … Read on IB Times

Flyboard Air® Hoverboard Doesn’t Use Wheels to Get Around

IGN NEWS

April 12, 2016

Zapata Racing’s Flyboard Air® may still be in the testing stages, but it’s definitely closer to the concept of a hoverboard than the self-balancing skateboards that rely on wheels and batteries to move. Watch on YouTube

Implant Sciences Announces Letter of Intent to Acquire Zapata Industries, Plan to Extinguish Debt and Uplist to NASDAQ

PR NEWSWIRE

July 21, 2016

WILMINGTON, Mass., July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC), a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) solutions for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) applications, is pleased to announce the signing of a letter of intent to acquire Zapata Industries SAS of Marseilles, France … Read on PR Newswire

The US Military Could Soon Equip Soldiers With Their Own Hoverboards

HUFFINGTON POST

July 25, 2016

US Military soldiers could soon be entering the battlefield on hoverboards, after a leading manufacturer was sold to a supplier of the Department for Homeland Security … Read on Huffington Post

U.S. military may be about to get hoverboards, jetbikes, and ‘floating rescue stations’

YAHOO

July 28, 2016

Zapata Racing is currently in the process of being acquired by a major defense technology company called Implant Sciences, which specializes in developing technology for the Department of Homeland Security and other clients … Read on Yahoo

Confirmed: Franky Zapata sets new Farthest hoverboard flight record in France

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

April 30, 2016

Franky Zapata today set a new a new Guinness World Record title for the Farthest hoverboard flight during a spectacular attempt off the coast of Sausset-les-Pins in the south of France … Read on Guinness World Records

US military may be about to get hoverboards, jetbikes, and ‘floating rescue stations’

FOX NEWS

July 28, 2016

You may well have heard of Zapata Racing, the company which made all of our childhood Back to the Future dreams come to life with its jet-powered hoverboard, the Flyboard Air® Read on Fox News

Viva Zapata

ELECTRONICS WEEKLY

July 26, 2016

You’re having your lunch by the sea in some sunny spot when, out of the corner of your eye, something weird happens. It’s a bloke rising from the sea on two columns of water … Read on Electronics Weekly

What Are the Military Applications of Real-Life Hoverboards?

INVERSE

July 25, 2016

Implant Sciences Corporation makes and sells explosive- and drug-detection devices to the military, but they’re looking at taking things to a new level. Implant recently acquired Zapata Industries, a hoverboard manufacturer … Read on Inverse