ALPhilippines-ALSHARQIYA July 18: A Filipino inventor who loves drones and flying cars broke the world record for the longest flight on a hoverboard, as his flight was reported to exceed the distance covered by Frankie Zapata in 2016.
The Canadian "Good News" website reported that the 40-year-old Filipino, Kixes Mendeola, set off from the beach with his personal plane, which he called "Concepto Millenia", and flew for seven minutes and 22 seconds, covering a distance of 2.89 kilometers.
In a video clip filmed in Zambales province in the Philippines on July 10, the man is shown ascending to a height of 30 feet above the ground, above the water and fishing boats, while the water is below.
His flight reportedly surpassed the Guinness World Record set by Frenchman Zapata in 2016 who flew on a jet-board passing a distance of 2.25 kilometres.
The cheerful Filipino and hip-hop professional said: "Our flight data indicated that we had already achieved 2.89 km, and I couldn't believe it, it was more than we expected." "Our original goal was to fly 2.5 kilometers," he added.
This achievement is not yet officially recognized by Guinness World Records, but the video has already been submitted by the Filipino inventor's team for verification.