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.
Basic Training includes a two-hour classroom introduction to how a hovercraft works and the fundamentals behind piloting a craft. The class can consist of from 1 to 14 people. The classroom training covers the concept of hovering, basic terminologies such as pitch and roll, weight balance, and an explanation of how to control a hovercraft. Basic training also includes an hour of in-craft experience with half the time spent observing and the other half spent piloting. The course includes lunch and a manual.
Our two-part pilot training program includes:
- 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.
- 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