Hovercraft 50 years old today

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    BBC NEWS | Business | Hovercraft still afloat 50 years on

    I still have fond memories of family holidays to the Isle of Wight as a kid when we used to take the Hovercraft across the Solent. My mum would dread the bumpy ride but I loved the roar of the engines when it was "taking off" and then watching the snail-paced ferries eat our spray :D

    YouTube - The Southsea Hovercraft

    Anyone else had good/ bad experiences of Hovercrafts? Are there any passenger Hovercraft routes still running in some far flung corner of the globe? As I believe Solent is the last remaining service in Europe.
     
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