In the video below we see Catalin Alexandru Duru absolutely SHATTER the world record for furthest distance traveled on a hoverboard. The previous record was 50 meters… Duru managed to travel nearly 276! The hoverboard was built by Duru himself, he is the first individual to build a working prototype. He did this whilst flying over Lake Careau in Quebec. Suffice to say it looks like Catalin Alexandru Duru’s name may go down in the history books for revolutionizing the history of flight! After all… that fateful day at Kitty Hawk the Wright Brothers only flew 37!

Duru had this to say about his history making achievement: “I will showcase that stable flight can be achieved with a machine one can stand on and control with their feet, just like in the movie “Back to the Future Part II”. In our case, the machine is propeller-based. The prototype can be used anywhere, but is usually tested over water because of how dangerously high it can fly.”

All this talk about hoverboards has us asking… are they the future of manned flight?