(1) Hop onto a hovercraft or a car ferry and you are there within half an hour.(2) Predictably, they were caught by the tide and the hovercraft found them in nearly two feet of water.(3) A lone Japanese escort helicopter followed the hovercraft in, and buzzed overhead.(4) Buying the hovercraft and Argos vehicles were the easy parts, the battle to keep funds coming in for running costs is increasingly difficult.(5) A lifeboat hovercraft was launched from Morecambe at 12.50 pm following reports that a number of people had been caught by the tide.(6) Mr Foster thought a hovercraft would be the perfect vehicle to boost tourism and navigate the mudflats of Southend when the tide is out.(7) As the name implies, it is a hovercraft type of vehicle with motorcycle steering and propulsion.(8) It has a steady flight, often within a few centimetres of the water surface and is reminiscent of a small hovercraft .(9) Watch out for the Sea-Safari, high-speed boat trips around the bay, a hovercraft , and even a hot-air balloon!(10) All that the rescue helicopters and a hovercraft could do was pick their bodies from the sea in the dark, landing them one by one on the beach.(11) The four had tried to swim to safety after being cut off by the rising tide but had regained the safety of the sandbank when the hovercraft arrived to lift them to safety on the shore at Red Bank.(12) When it was launched in the 1950s, the hovercraft was hailed as a revolution in sea travel.(13) In 1959, the first hovercraft was launched on the Isle of Wight.(14) As he threw himself forward the fringe of a blast from the hovercraft caught his trail leg.(15) With a hovercraft on hand and a helicopter circling above it was very impressive stuff, but was it necessary to deploy this large array of resources?(16) Within a few seconds, the air cushion becomes powerful enough to lift the entire hovercraft , and suspend it a few inches above the ground.