Standard Hovercraft Pilot and Maintenance Training

Designed for the general or recreational hovercraft pilot, this intensive one-day program provides the basic operation and maintenance training necessary to become a Certified Solo Hovercraft Pilot.

Our two-part pilot training program includes:

Ground Instruction

  • Curriculum is based on the Hovercraft Pilot Training Manual - the most comprehensive hovercraft pilot and maintenance guide available.
  • Learn the core principles of hovercraft function, operation, and maintenance.
  • Expect a crash course in physics and mechanical engineering, with enough hovercraft-specific information to keep everyone interested - from mechanics and pilots to those with no relevant background.
  • Discuss your needs and learn how hovercraft can work for your specific application.

Flight Training

  • Apply your knowledge and learn to operate hovercraft over land and water, to transition between various surfaces, sideslip, spin, and fly in reverse using the reverse thrust system.
  • Our immersive, experiential teaching model involves the student at every stage. From properly loading and unloading the hovercraft from the trailer and performing pre- and post-flight inspections to demonstrating the principles of operation, you will be actively engaged and will learn by doing.
  • Hands-on training is always conducted one-on-one and individualized to your needs and skill level.

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Standard Hovercraft Pilot Training Syllabus

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HOVERCRAFT TRAINING CENTERS Make no mistake: A hovercraft is a flying machine. Floating nine inches above the surface, it requires a skilled pilot at the controls. And for those who are trained by HTC pilots, the most experienced in the industry, the result is a pilot capable of capitalizing on the hovercraft's true potential, yielding an array of advantages for recreational, rescue, military and commercial applications.
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