Action-packed fun for all at Solent hovercraft show

TRIP Brothers Christian, 11, left and Luke Latham, 14, on holiday from Scotland
TRIP Brothers Christian, 11, left and Luke Latham, 14, on holiday from Scotland
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HOVERCRAFT flew across the water at Lee-on-the-Solent’s seafront at the weekend for the second time this year.

The sun shone on visitors to the Hovercraft Museum, in Lee-on-the-Solent, for another Hovershow.

DEMO Brian Leach, left and Chris Farmer. (122463-4)

DEMO Brian Leach, left and Chris Farmer. (122463-4)

The original event, in April, had to be cut short because of the bad weather.

But thousands of people turned out again on Saturday and Sunday to look around the museum and have a go on hovercraft rides.

Trustee Ben Pratt said: ‘The show went very well.

‘We had a lot of people come down who were disappointed it was cut short last time and they came back for a proper look.

‘The weather has been a lot nicer and we have had some visiting hovercraft which is nice.’

The museum has more than 70 hovercraft including some used in movies such as Die Another Day from the James Bond franchise.

On Saturday the museum also held a ceremony to officially open its museum library. It holds thousands of photographs, drawings and plans for hovercraft.