Training for Hovercraft Operators
Skirt Basics, Types of hulls, Engine Applications, Electrical systems, Fuel systems, propeller/fan systems
Straight and level, stopping, turning, hills,
cut banks, ice, mud, transitions
•Effects of Loading
Center of Gravity, Center of Lift, Skirt Wear
Emergency Stop, Avoiding obstacles, towing, anchoring
Skirt, engine, steering, belts
Skirt tuck, weather, tides, buoyancy, fire
Instructor and materials for 8 hours of training included with the purchase of a hovercraft. Additional training is available and encouraged for new operators.
Additional Training Options:
Hovercraft 202: Operation training is available and is limited to 1 students per instructor. Training includes hovercraft, fuel and an experienced instructor. Training structure is based on the student's personality, experience and capabilities. Advanced instruction is available upon request. Payment by paypal, credit card or cash is required in advance.
$250/Hr Single Engine, $275/Hr Multi Engine, $500/Hr Hover-Landing Craft
Other Hovercraft training:
USHovercraft can provide on site hovercraft training at your location. The instructors at USHovercraft can provide both classroom and operator training for any make of Hovercraft. Please contact via email for additional information about hovercraft training.
General Training Information:
All training is subject to additional fees for logistics, travel, classroom rental, etc. All hovercraft operation subject to weather, safety and availability. Contact USHovercraft for all training inquires via email. Allow 2-4 business days for response. Training must be purchased prior to scheduling. Once purchased, the requested dates will be reviewed and confirmed via email. If not available, alternative times, dates or locations will be sent in the response. USHovercraft reserves the right to substitute hovercraft based on availability, safety, and conditions. Cancelled training due to conditions, mechanical problems or safety issues will be refunded in full. Training on short notice can be arranged by phone at 907-301-0375. Reservations cancelled by the student will be refunded in full if cancelled 48hrs prior to training, and are not refundable if cancelled within 48 hrs of the scheduled training.