The French jet ski champion covered a distance of 2,252 meters (7,388 feet), breaking the previous record of 275 meters (905 feet)
set by Catalin Alexandru Duru from Canada.
The "Flyboard Air" is capable to reach a height of 10,000 feet and a maximum speed of 150 km/h (93 mph).
Below is another video of the event with a more close-up view of the takeoff and landing:
The new record was confirmed by Guinness World Record adjudicator Sofia Greenacre.
Zapata Racing has previously developed the original Flyboard which connects to a personal watercraft turbine with a long hose.
The Flyboard Air uses an "Independent Propulsion Unit" to fly hose-free and can stay airborne for up to ten minutes.
Zapata Racing has also begun working on a smaller, more consumer-friendly version that riders will be able to fly while seated.
"It's an amazing sensation, it's really peaceful," Franky Zapata said after the flight.
"I open my arms because it helps me control my movements, but when you open your hands and you feel the wind go through your hand
and you have nothing under your feet — it's hard to describe, really. You have to experience this moment in your life.
You won't believe it. We will fly the clouds. My goal is to ride the clouds.
Like snowboarding in the powder - but I want to do it in a cloud. That's my dream, and I will do my best to realize that."
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