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Old 11 November 2007, 08:39   #1
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Hovercraft charter

This is a bit random, but someone should know the answer:

Is are the rules and regs for hovercraft charter the same as those for boats?
More specifically, can you drive a small hovercraft with paying passengers with a commercially endorsed advanced ticket?
And, would a hovercraft be coded in the same was as a boat, or is there a different procedure?
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Old 11 November 2007, 08:52   #2
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i believe a hovercrafts is treated the same as an aircraft so i guess charter regs may be very different
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That's what I suspected. Can anyone confirm if this is defiantly the case, and if it is, does that mean you need a pilots licence?
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tim, I would imagine someone at the hovercraft club of great britain would be able to tell you.
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PM Hoveruss, he is a fully paid up member and his dad owns a hovercraft company.

If he don't know he will know were and who to point you too.

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Two routes to try - MCA, who will know if it's classed as seabourne, or CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) who willl know the other!
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hey tim - pm me with the details, sure i can help :-)
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Taking as an example Griffon Hovercraft the crafts can be built say in accordance to Lloyds Register of Shipping rules & regulations or like in the case of the two 2000TD hovercrafts we supplied to the Polish Border Guards all in accordance to the Polish Register of Shipping.

Once you finish a training course run by the manufacturer you can obtain a licence which will permit you to operate/drive the craft. As far as I know there is no other body authorised to issue such

Hovercrafts have nothing to do with the CAA
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A mate of mine, Geraint Roberts, has just gone through all this to get his Tiger 12 coded for his company HovercraftRental.

www.hovercraftrental.co.uk/

I'm sure he'd be willing to offer advice - worth a call!

Whats the project then?

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Not a project really at this stage, just bouncing a few ideas around. This thread was just to see if it was vaguely possible - I didn't fancy the idea of getting a pilots licence!
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