• Short Summary

    An item about the first hovercraft to be bought by a commercial firm.

  • Description

    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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  • Data

    Film ID:
    229.05
    Media URN:
    3197
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:38:00 / 01:07:46:00
    Canister:
    CP 435

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