The early days of the hovercraft | Nostalgia
The hovercraft began life in 1955 when inventor Sir Christopher Cockerell tested his idea for a hybrid vessel craft by putting a cat food tin inside a coffee tin and blowing air between them with a hairdryer.
The fast water-transport vehicle was not quite a boat nor quite a plane but a combination of both.
The Southsea to the Isle of Wight hovercraft is the world’s only year-round passenger hovercraft service.
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