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    Hovercrafting

    Has anyone on here ever taken their YP hovercrafting, as in proper hovercrafts rather than home made leaf blower powered ones?

    The watersports centre I work at has recently gained access to a couple and it would be great to be able to take my cubs along for a ride (they would not be driving them) but the TSA rules seem very restrictive, requiring the instructor to have HCGB Cruising Licences, which I am struggling to find courses for.

    I don't know if the owners are members of TSA, which may allow us to run it as Scout-led, if we can get permits sorted.

    Just wondering if anyone else has any experience they could share.

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    http://www.9therithairscouts.org.uk/contactus.htm

    oscar at the 9th erith used to run it for his scouts, i think

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    According to Compass there are NO assessors for Hovercrafting in the England except for a single person in Scotland for Land.
    There are only 8 permit holders with half of them expiring shortly.
    I looked into this a while back out of personnel interest..

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    Not the most common of activities then . Not hugely surprising.

    It's looking like its not something we will be able to do short term, but may be able to arrange through the centre for the future, depending on qualifications.

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