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