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To get started, see:

Alex's Hovercraft Stuff

and, for hobby hovercrafting, also start with

The Hovercrafter's Resource


Some of the following may have gone defunct, or will defunctify soon, but I'm leaving them in so that you can use them as a starting point for a search for similar info. Sometimes, for example, manually shortening the address and reloading will yield a good site.

It has been a few years since I started this list, and in that time, sure enough, a bunch of the following links did die. But fortunately, a new dynamic list, the Hover Ring Web Ring has appeared thanks to Mark Fletcher. Check out the list of sites on the Hover Ring.
Hoverclubs, Chapters, Organizations, and area-specific groups of enthusiasts

Hoverclub of America Inc The HOA is on the web! Check out the interesting articles!
Hovercraft Club of Sweden
Hoverclub of Canada
Canadian Air Cushion Technology Society
Anjou Aeroglisseurs
Australian Hovercraft Federation Great online newsletter
Hoverclub of Great Britain
Association of Search and Rescue Hovercraft A UK registered charity
The Hovercraft Museum
Hoverclub of South Africa Hunt around a bit as the page is unofficial and these guys reorganize frequently -- try clicking on "mad projects"
Wellington and Wairarapa Hover Club Home Page New Zealand Hovercrafters
QUEENSLAND SPORTING HOVERCRAFT Inc. Australian Hovercrafters
Hoverclub of Great Britain The old site, now defunct.
Hovercraft Office of the Kumamoto Institute of Technology, Ikeda Kumamoto, Japan One fantastic page! Large and small hovercrafts, Models, Innovative Research, Great pictures and Movie-style Gifs.
Group 5 Another site from Japan -- very cool with WIGS, paper cutout models of WIGs, and info on rescue hovercrafts.


Enthusiast Pages

UH19p under construction
Intrepid kid builds a hovercraft
Starship for sale; pictures of it on an ice covered lake
Duane Ringo's Neoteric Hovercraft page
Gary Simmon's page
Kurata Home Japanese Enthusiasts
Another site from Japan Hunt around for homebuilt pics
Another Japanese site Send me email if you figure out the proper names for these sites...
Japanese model project using jupes
Northwest Florida enthusiast buildi ng a Sevtec Vanguard
Teenagers looking for research fund ing
Taz Racing Home page A British racing site
Jose Rua's Web Page The Vice President of the Portugese Hovercraft Federation and the F1 racer he bought from former world champion Mangus Ivanoff
Austin Hovercraft
An Alaskan Commute
Jim's Hovercraft Material HoverDynamics RX2000 fans unite!
scat owner, a fe w photos
Ken Blackburn pap er airplane record holder, scat driver (minimal hovercraft content, but like-min ded fun)
The REAL Story of the Hovercraft Mark Fletcher's description of his father's invention. (The story of the multiple origins of the hovercraft is complicated and controversial, but here's some very nice data for those investigating the issue.)
Ed Boston's Home Page A great UH-15P/Triflyer construction photo essay
Greg Brungardt's UH-15PProject And another one!
Building a Sevtec Prospector Dr. Ian Cummings' page
JCHovernut's Home Page John Carter, New Mexico Sevtec Enthusiast (Go Navy!)
"Rebel" Hovercraft Design in South Carolina
Mr. Dusty's page Click on the blue Scat hovercraft for Scat and HoverDynamics info
NBHS Hovercr aft and Eastside Racing
Hovercraft Racer Under Construction
Nils from Oslo
Matt Cook's web site See my Chicago area hovercrafting page for more stories about Matt
Paul Esterle -- one of the founders of the Hoverclub of America
Keith Oakley's Page
Kirk Swaney's Home Page
Steve's Hovercraft
Hovercraft!
Eric Tilton's Hovercraft Home Pa ge
Cushionflight Antique Hovercrafts
Paul Taylor and Family< /A>
Paul Taylor and Family (out of date?)
Pascal Lepicier's Page
Pascal Lepicier's page (out of date?)
Ping's page
Eric's Hovercraft Page
Edward Hurns Hovercraft Race Report
Marie Horn's Page
Stew's Hovercraft Page
Douglas Miner
SEV's
String's Home Page You may need to hunt around here too -- Can anyone help this guy with a burned piston?
Louise Sherlock's Home Page
HooverCraftExploits.html
Claude's Cyber-Home Page
The Phil Whitney Hovercraft p age
Cool Stuff I've Built
Pools, hot tubs and hovercraft This one isn't finished yet.
D. Ingles
Pics of SCAT II Hovercraft
Alan Orchard
Chris Potter's Cross-Channel Hovercraft Page + Official Web Site for the Hovercraft Museum
Chris Potter's larger faster mirror+stuff page
Jeff Stefanini's Home Page A book in progress on the LCAC
Mac's LCAC Web Page.html
Rick Ponzo : Landing Craft Air Cushion....(LCAC)
Oregon Hovercraft's Tiger Project
HoverQuest Polar Expedition Wow. This is amazing. But these guys need funds -- can you help?
3 "C"'S MARINA (Dale Cook, Hovercraft, Alaska)
Hoovers! -- pics and info on two large hovercrafts (AP188 and the LACV) encountered by Dave Read
Development of a Prototype Hovercraft Project A professional job intentionally using amature tech.
test Possibly a student project -- black and white pictures from Janes of large hovercrafts
test
large hove rcraft for sale (sealand? same kind as museum owns)


Hovercraft Plans and Kits

Universal Hovercraft Hovercraft plans galore -- models, kid-sized crafts, human-powered crafts, 1 person racers, 2-4 person cruisers, 20 foot long hovercampers, etc.
Universal Hovercraft Shop/Bill and Bob Zang The UH line of crafts in kit form. They also will build parts (have them build the duct for you), as well custom-build whole crafts.
BARRY PALMER'S SEVTEC SURFAC E SKIMMER SEV PROGRAM A wonderful site! Lots of great info and pictures!
Oregon Hovercraft Ingenious foam hovercraft kits, used crafts, and more.
Paul Rainwater's hoverc raft plans
Data Boat Plans International
Pegasus A hovercraft for kids. The Pegasus looks pretty but has frustrated many adult builders over the years who expected to be able to go hovering themselves. It will probably only provide a stable platform for an adult after extensive modification.
Tri-Flyer This is a great Bob Windt design. Builders will want to compare and contrast this craft with the UH-15P at the Universal Hovercraft site.
Skateboard Hovercraft I have doubts about this craft due to its small size -- if anyone knows anything about it, please contact me!


Hovercraft Companies (See Ferries for more)

Large Hovercrafts

Griffon Hovercraft Ltd English Hovercraft Manufacturer - payloads ranging from 375 kgs (825 lbs) to 7 tonnes (15,400 lbs) - or 5 to 80 passengers. Also: Hovercraft For Sale Used Griffon Hovercraft for sale
Waterside Marine Technology Highly experienced hovercraft consultants and designers
Alaska Hovercraft Buy or lease large passenger or cargo hovercrafts
HoverWork Home Page Got a big job and you need a big hovercraft? Hoverwork is the ultimate hovercraft contractor.
Welcome to Hoverspeed Fast Ferries
Hovertravel (South Africa)
Hovercraft Services A Dutch Hovercraft Contractor.
Scat Hovercraft The new Scat -- Based in Singapore, now with large ferries and military applications.
NQEA Australian Company -- shows craft with electro-magnet docking boon

Small (and medium sized) Hovercrafts

Weber Hovercrafts
Aeromobile Inc. ACV Pioneer Dr. William Bertelson's company. Amphibious and tracked hovercraft product lines.
Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc Neoteric's hovercrafts come with brakes and reverse!
RS DesignsHovercraft supplier
Australian, f unky looking small sport and cargo hovercraft
Nell FabricationAustralian Hovercraft Specialist
Sensor 300 ACV A mostly Japanese-language site with great pictures
Marine Flight Hovercraft English builders of the Osprey range of Hovercraft
Canair Hovercrafts
Amphibious Marine Technology Custom builds Sevtec crafts - 1 person to 30 person crafts.
GPL Enterprises Makers of 1-12 person crafts, located in Delray Beach, Florida, USA
Hovercraft Concepts, Inc Miami-based manufacturer of sharp looking recreational hovercrafts. Look under "Boats" at the nauticalworld site
Hovercraft Concepts, Inc
Itaska Marine Center Hovercraft Concepts Aerocruiser Dealer in Minnesota, USA
RS Hovercraft A Finnish hovercraft maker
Hovertechnics
St. Louis Hovercraft The Hoverclub's Michael Murphy provides: Supplies for homebuilders, Hovertechnics sales and service, and hovercraft rides.
Starspray -- Australia
East Coast Hovercraft an Australian company
Medway Performance Hovercraft MPH for short.
A New Zealand Hovercraft trip
Air Cushion Concepts
OSPREY HOVERCRAFT (PHIL.) INC. See Paul Taylor's site above for more info on Osprey Hovercrafts.
Osprey Hvoercrafts (Phil.)
Halverson Hovercraft - Wisconsin, USA
Industrial Object's concept vehicle
Hoverworld USA! Learn to ride a hovercraft in Long Beach, California
HOVERSPORT LEISURE HOVERCRAFT
Charles Beyer - Air Cushion Technologies - Oregon
What is a Hoverlifter? Hey, hey, the Hoverclub of America's own Terry Chapman and Matt Litter!
Scat Hovercraft The new Scat -- Based in Singapore.
Canadian Hovercraft
Pegasus Aviation (Cyclone H overcraft)
Hovercraft America -- Rescue
Inflatable Boats and Accessories from JPW inc Looks interesting, but these folks say they've got something better than a hovercraft. Impossible!
Nizhny Novgorod Aircraft Building Plant JSC
Berita penuh
"THE HOVER-SHUTTLE PROJECT"
This may have historic interest

The following is also kind of an odd ball
Go here and click on "Rumble in the Bronx" to see the Canadian Coast Guard use one of the last SR-N6s in the world to run over a.... ....Great picture!
Also see the Canadian Coast Guard's official ACV site:
Canadian Coast Guard ACVs


Hovercrafts at School (K-12)

Whitman Element ary k-12 hovercraft
Buckman k-12 hovercraft
Hovercrafts
Mossville This one is under constuction
How to Make a Flying Saucer Spacecraft (hovercraft) Describes one way to make the electric student-lifting hovercrafts shown in the previous three sites.
1997 Human-Powered Hovercraft Competition! A chance for kids to do somethng truly revolutionary!
NBHS Hovercraft
k12 hover


Models and toys

Kits and plans you can buy right now
Universal Hovercraft Inexpensive plans for three types of affordable, easy-to-build high performance model hovercrafts. I highly recommend these plans.
Traplet Online Catalog At least two hovercraft plans are listed here. Use the catalog search engine twice, once for "hovercraft" and again for " finger trouble". Finger Trouble is by Mark Porter.
Kinetic's Hovercraft consultants and model hovercraft kit manfacturers. The kits are bit pricy but no more so than r/c airplane and car kits available elsewhere, and the models work well.
Proops Hovercraft kit a simple lift-only model hovercraft kit for sale; click on "kits" and then wait for "hovercraft kit" option to appear.

two amazing British modelers
Kevin Jackson's Model Hovercrafting page
Mark Porter's Model Hovercrafting page

RC Hover crafts from Terre HauteThe fantastic crafts from Southern Illinois Universit y and a funny reference to me.
Jon Schlee's Model Hovercraft Page
The Australian Hovercraft Federation's Model Hovercraft page
Tim Pryor's Model Hovercrafting page Tim is the editor of the Australian Hovercraft Federation's magazine -- this is his personal page.
David Moran's page Includes plans for a hovercraft.
A very interesting German-language page
Another very interesting German-language page
Benson High School's Industrial Technology Competition Day
the MATTEL "air pro jetpuck" in use at a physics lab. I don't know if these are currently for sale.
scale models
Scale models In general, search on the web for "Soviet air-cushion landing crafts" by Shangha i Dragon models. The same company also includes an LCAC model with their "US Ma rine Amphibious Force".
Alex's R/C Hovercraft section
Kinetic's Hovercraft consultants and model hovercraft kit manfacturers
The World Over Kinetics' Model Hovercrafts for sale
Craig Lampe's reveiew and discussion of one of Kinetics' RC Hovercraft kits
A foam homebuilt model hovercraft
Kirkland Model Hovercraft info and pics can be found on this page and in "Kirk's hovercraft story" linked to this page.
Kumamoto Institute of Technology Hovercraft Office's Test Models
Japanese model project using jupes
Archer Models -- A scale model of the SK-5 hovercraft used by the US Military in Vietnam and back home by the U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards. A rare product! (Now discontinued, but I'll leave the link in as data for collectors)
Paul Taylor and Family< /A>
Keith Oakley's Page
Oliver Seeliger's Robotics Projects -- the ultimate model hovercraft!
Thola Productions
hover: Per iodically Speaking: Inquisitor -- building scale static models, I think
Arthur Hu is a toy collector; he has info on Micromachine scale LCACs and AIST hovercrafts, as well as other hovercraft toys including a really cheesy Aladin flying carpet toy.
Fred's copies of "British Orgami"
Robot Wars 1995
ISP R/C Module: Class 7 -- An MIT r/c hovercraft class project
model.txt -- more of a helicopter, really
Model Boat Wizards, Have questions about the hobby of model boating?
Steve Magoun brief description of models he has built.
Stargrunt Vehicles & Accessories: Light Hover Jeep
Empire State Model Mariners

Overviews

Stew's Hovercraft Page
Flying Contraption Home Page -- Wonderful Stuff!
Hovercraft
Hover Shuttle -- a funky looking hovercraft
Hoverlite Biz for sale
Hovershuttle Hovercraft rides in Roturua New Zealand
Hovershuttle ad
Another ad by same folks?

Sport

Most of the enthusiast pages above could be classified as sport pages, but here's a few more sites that about recreational hovercrafting....
Hovercraft along the Tisza river in Hungary
The Times on Hovercraft Racing Comical British Report
Edward Hurns Hover craft Race Report
Wild Hobbies: Hovercraft -- Check out this site for lots of amusing activities
Index of /~matsuo/smallacv
Pics of SCAT II Hovercraft
Picture of a scat hovercraft with an ultralight
Medina County Gazette
Out of control TV


Military

Mac's LCAC Web Page.html East Coast LCAC page
Rick Ponzo West Coast LCAC Page
Zubr - The largest hovercraft in the world.
zubr1
zubr2
zubr3
Royal Navy
Soldier Ground Mobi lity This one is different - most of the rest are about large tank carrying LCACS; this one is about how the military tested GPL's personal craft!
Add Photo
Australian Army - My bit ... (LCAC pic)
Marines make a perfect landing
lsd-32.jpg
Operation Desert Storm Debriefi ng Book
LCAC JPEG image 531x264 pixels< /A>
Landing Craft Air Cushion
Naval Museums
Air-Supported Vehicles Program Index
CH ARTING A COURSE FOR THE NAVY IN THE 21ST CENTURY -- Heritage
Roger Z. Yan's Home Page
TSES Tidbits: U.S. Navy Quarterly Newsletter (Volume 5)
The Calm Before T he Storm
Airshow Pictures from Norfo lk NAS
Listing of Naval Vessel gifs
Navy Fact File : Landing Craft, Air Cushioned
MIUWU 113 Photo Gallery
CSS Pictures Page
MIUWU 113 Ph oto Gallery
MIUWU 113 Photo Gallery
ONRASIA Syste ms Info #020696S.SSN
JPEG image 634x407 pixels
Wetlands Research

Rescue

Association of Search and Rescue Hovercraft
GPL Enterprises Makers of 1-4 person crafts, located in Delray Beach, Florida, USA
Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire Co.
Canadian Coast Guard ACVs
Canadian Coast Guard - Ships Index
Canadian Coast Guard - Pacific Regi on
more on the new CCG hovercrafts dt>Spanish language description of a H over Air Rescue craft
Japanese report on Rescue Hovercrafts
NEW CANAD IAN COAST GUARD HOVERCRAFT BASE IN TROIS-RIVIERES OUEST
jttour_e.htm
Air Commander
Dive Water Rescue
Hovercraft America -- Rescue
Hovertechnics < /A>
Rescue Hovercraft
Putting on airs
Alan Orchard

More Ferries

north americ an hovercraft ferry!!! see also http://www.outdoorns.com/news/islandhop.htm
Toledo Hovercraft Ferries Could it be possible? Giant hovercraft ferries in N. America???
Development of a Prototype Hovercr aft Project
World ACV
y-simizu hover craft page
SAS AP188 picture< /A>
another SAS AP188 picture< /A>
The Ships of CMS

Wild Rides
JPEG image 52 5x321 pixels
Fast Ferry International
Fast Craft-m-10 hovercraft ferry derivative
Getting to the Winter Coast of Russia

And More Ferry Services

THE HINDU ONLINE : Travelling on a cushion of air
Welcome to Hoverspeed Fast Ferries
Wightnet Ltd - Index Page
Hovercraft Ferry in India
(SR.N4) chap3-9.html
TIGLION TRAVEL / HONG KONG / CHINA HOVERCRAFT SCHEDULE
Bombay: Urban Transport (Taxis, Buses, Railways, Hovercraft)
BRAZIL - ISLAND - RIO DE JANEIRO,R J
SPEEDTRAVEL SERVI CE LTD

Utility Hovercrafts

Bert William Mead< /A>
Bert William Mead (extra information) Neat Bell Voyager pictures
Flymo Lawn Mowers Inventors of the Air Cushion Lawn Mower
Black and Decker HoverMowers Air Cushion lawn mowers sold at Tylers Garden Supply in the UK

Powerzone, inc Hovermowers for sale in USA

Hovercraft Products (also see Models and Toys)

Wolverton Rail Vid eo Catalogue : Publishers "F"
HoverRace main page

Minimal Info and/or just nice pics

Small Boats & Hovercrafts... This site makes it look like it costs a lot to buy a hovercraft, and that certainly need not be the case, especially if you're willing to hover on a slab of foam, duct tape, and bailing wire!
Air Cushion Technology -- take a class on hovercrafts!
Some nice sport pics
British Hovercraftingpic
How to Build a Hovercraft
HOVERCRAFT -- out of date but I'll hunt down the new info
Pueblo Historical Aircraft Museums -- Hovertrain
RESCUE!: Around the Solent

Unclassified
Technical pap er on motion control of a hovercraft
High speed cargo ship t rends
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hovercraft PC game "Grou nd Effect"
hovercraft pubs ~
Australian hoverc raft rides
collection of l inks
Ride a large Griffon Hovercraft on the Red Deer River (in Alberta?)
GPS-Equipped Hovercraft Autonomous Robotics...
Cornwall Aero Park See a hovercraft
Come N' Try Hovercrafting
SuperM - Spectrum Hovercra ft
old reference to Royal Inst Naval Arch.
US Army tech paper "INNOVATIVE ALTERNATIVE FOR WETLANDS RESTORATION: TRANSPORT AND DISTRIBUTION OF DREDGED MATERIAL BY LARGE HOVERCRAFT"
Soundings: The Nation's Boating Newspaper
Parry Sound Hovercraft Challenge
Stude nts build Hovercrafts
Roger Amyot Publications, II T, NRC
Ha l Ginsberg HoverHomepage
Marine Institute
HOVER.TXT
Dr. Gary W. Krutz Mosaic R^Nsum^N

Hovercraft Related Vehicles

Seawing International
WIG page
Another WIG project
Canadian Airboats Limited
PANTHER AIRBOATS
U.S. Submarines, Inc well, I just thought this was fun.
WIG Page
Hovering FrogsLevitation without a vehicle (via magnetic fields).

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