Hovercrafting FAQs: All You Need To Know

Hovercrafting FAQs: All You Need To Know

30th August 2013

Hovercrafting can be a fantastically exciting and unique experience, whether it’s for a birthday, a stag party or simply as a fun day out with friends.

But, as its likely to be something you’ve not tried before, we here at Hoverdays have compiled this handy FAQ to help answer some of the questions you might have about our amazing hovercrafting experience days.

Who wants to go hovercrafting?
Hovercrafting is for anyone who enjoys trying something new and different for a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday. Hovercrafting is also a fun activity for hen dos and stag parties, and can also be booked by businesses for team building exercises and morale boosting activities.

What does a day out entail?
As may be expected, the first part of your experience day will consist of some tuition – the basic workings of a hovercraft, how to operate the fairly basic controls and a safety briefing. We would like you to leave in the same good condition that you arrive in!

What should I wear?
It is best to wear long sleeved shirts, full length trousers and shoes that completely cover your feet – no sandals in other words. A change of clothes for afterwards is also recommended – the best drivers can stay clean and dry, but the less experienced tend to end up somewhat soggy after their flight!

How much will it cost me?
We charge £79.00 per person up to three, but groups of four or more cost only £40.00 per person – definitely a case of the more the merrier. You can double the number of laps you take by paying an extra £20.00. If you want to give someone a taster session in a hovercraft, you can buy a gift voucher for only £39.00, which offers full instruction and a couple of solo flights – then if they like it they can book a full session!

Please note that our prices are subject to change at any time, and these are in no way a guarantee – check our website or call us for up to date pricing.

It is easy?
Controlling a hovercraft is definitely not as easy as it looks. Because the hovercraft sits above the ground there is no friction to keep it moving on the straight and narrow which can make the vehicle difficult to manoeuvre.

To put it into perspective for you, flying a helicopter is said to be quite similar to flying a hovercraft – a fairly major difference is obviously altitude! This is why hovercraft movement is referred to as flying and the driver is called a pilot. One thing is certain though; the pride you feel when you master the art of flying your hovercraft around our one kilometre circuit it hard to beat!

How to I sign up?
Find us online at hoverdays.co.uk or give us a ring to discuss your hovercrafting experience day soon – you will not regret coming to fly with us!

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  • Naomi Williams

    I haven’t got a drivers license can I still do all these activities??