Hovercraft News

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Bangor police to use hovercraft

The agreement with Brewer is for a hovercraft that will be kept in Brewer for use in water rescues and other emergencies in Penobscot County where regular vehicles won't do.


Friday, June 23, 2006

MORECAMBE Lifeboat Station celebrated its 40th birthday on Saturday with an open day.

Mud rescue demonstrations with the RNLI's hovercraft and a RAF helicopter were staged throughout the day.


Check this thing out!

I mainly post about hovercraft, but check this thing out, looks like fun!

I guess you just hook your hose up to it and go crazy.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Will hovercraft sail over Mumbai’s waters again?

An interesting article about a hovercraft operation that did not succeed.

Launched 12 years ago, the hovercraft service sank somewhere along the way...

The quick-service hovercraft which was supposed to cruise along the waters of the Arabian Sea, ferrying local commuters from Gateway seems to have hit choppy waters.


Monday, June 05, 2006

Sky News broadcasts live reports about Burnham-On-Sea hovercraft

Burnham-On-Sea's hovercraft received national TV coverage on Sunday (June 4th) when Sky News aired several live reports from the town about the work of the life-saving service.

Five live reports were broadcast throughout the day, focussing on the vital work that The Spirit of Lelaina and its crew of volunteers do.


Sunday, June 04, 2006

June 6, 2006: The end of the world as we know it?

An intersting article that mentions having a hovercraft when the world ends.

"Put together an emergency disaster kit to help you survive the collapse of society. Include canned food, fishing tackle, 800 gallons of drinking water, kerosene heater, sugar-free gum, six pairs of blue jeans, gene splicer, portable DVD player and a hovercraft"


Saturday, June 03, 2006

City wants to lift section of Adirondacks bridge

After having fallen into disuse for over 10 years now, the railway bridge in question straddles the Chateauguay River near the mouth of Lac St-Louis. Its presence prevents the Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft from advancing upriver in spring to pursue its ice-breaking activities. It is an operation which greatly reduces flood risks


Friday, June 02, 2006

Exhibit uses movie relics to turn fantasy into reality

So Luke Skywalker's claptrap Landspeeder is there "in all its beat-up, rusted glory," Rodley fondly reports, as an introduction to the theme of transportation, "Getting Around."

In "Star Wars"-ese, the Landspeeder is a rudimentary repulsor-lift vehicle, which levitates through gravitational repulsion.

Fans longing to levitate like Luke can try out a one-seat hovercraft, "a cross between a fan boat and a riding lawn mower," Rodley says. They'll quickly learn that it's harder to control and stop than a car, "more like trying to steer a large ship."