Cushion Craft 1963

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    Isle of Wight.

    A firm in Jersey are the first non-military owners of the recently invented hovercraft - their intention is to use it for inter-island travel.

    Various shots of the hovercraft skimming over a sandy beach. M/S three men watching. The craft gets closer to camera, one man looks in the cabin window.

    C/U of driver inside hovercraft cabin as he operates controls. The hovercraft drives into the sea. C/U of controls inside the cabin. Various shots of the hovercraft speeding through the water.

    The 'Cushion Craft' carries eleven passengers at fifty miles per hour. Hovercraft production was originally encouraged by a firm who wanted to transport bananas gently.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    British Pathé
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    01:06:38:00 / 01:07:46:00
    CP 435
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    CP 435
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    Transport Transport Praslin - will & test order
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