We're back racing in two weeks.

added by russ on August 29, 2014 at 05:40

Well, its that time of the year again!

Our new Cobra Formula 2 Hovercraft is pretty much ready, so we're off racing at Towcester Race Course, Northampton, in two weeks time. This time, we've dropped the stupidly-powerful-but-bloody-heavy GSXR600 engine in favour of a 440cc Snowmobile Engine from a 2007 Lynx MXZ Z440. Roughly 100bhp but 32kgs... should be quick but it'll take a lot of sorting out and setting up. 

We'll also have the new Coastal-Pro there, so if you'd like tocome along and see it, you'll be very welcome.

Just to whet your appetite, here's a taster - our Cobra F2 racing from Prudhomat, France in 2013.

Some of the historical 'haunts' on the River Medway.

added by Emma on March 20, 2014 at 07:14

The Medway is a spectacular river for those interested in maritime history. Last weekend, we used small hovercraft to explore some of the more interesting sites. There's still lots to see in the tidal area leading right up to Allington Lock. Check back for more updates as we explore this fascinating intertidal world!

 

View the video on  Youtube


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WANT TO WORK IN THE HOVERCRAFT INDUSTRY?

added by Emma on January 2, 2014 at 05:38

WANT TO WORK IN THE HOVERCRAFT INDUSTRY?

WANTED : General Manager / Accounts Manager for SE Kent based manufacturing company. Flying Fish manufactures around 100 small hovercraft each year, employs 20 people and exports to a dozen countries from our factory in Sandwich. In  order to achieve consistent, targeted, production deadlines, we need an experienced full-time manager to join the management team,  overseeing all aspects of production staff management including fibreglass hull manufacture, engineering and fitting out. In addition, the manager will be required to administer company book keeping and accounts, including VAT reconciliation and filing, deal with suppliers and customers and have knowledge of Quickbooks or similar accounts software.

This role will suit a mature and experienced person with a working mechanical knowledge, a management and accounts background and the ability to motivate and organise staff.
 
Flying Fish is a small but expanding company, and this is a key role - so  you'll need to display a flexible, committed and proactive approach which can assist the management team at the highest level.

The role is 40 hours per week, plus extra hours as required in busy times and the successful candidate will start at the end of January.

For more details, please send your CV to Emma or Russ at Flying Fish Hovercraft,  via email : russ@flyingfishhovercraft.co.uk

Hovercraft article in the Telegraph

added by Emma on November 5, 2013 at 04:51

A fairly brainless article, but good coverage for our friends at Griffon Hovercraft!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/columnists/alexei-sayle/10402911/Alexei-Sayle-hovercraft-remain-a-British-success-story.html

Somebody likes our hovercraft!

added by Emma on November 4, 2013 at 07:10

Overall, I guess we should be flattered! I'm pretty sure that whoever designed this game saw a photo of the RAF Coastal-Pro online!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtXhTmjGeFI&feature=youtu.be

 

Jolene Van Vugt, Wheelz, Bilko Williams, Ethan White and Dusty Wygle from Nitro Circus drive Marlin Hovercraft!

added by Emma on November 21, 2012 at 08:55

A hilarious day with the Nitro Circus crew last week - and remarkably we didn't need to fish anybody out of River Medway! Together with the crazy - but fun! - Nitro Circus crew, we took a few Marlin II Hovercraft out onto the mud and water to film a segment for the next series of Nitro Circus. Being fans of the show, we had no shortage of volunteers to come along and help out!

The Nitro Circus guys and girls are all BMX'ers, Skateboarders, Motocross riders and all round Adrenalin junkies, so they all took to it very well and competition was hot... if you ignore some of the gamesmanship (wrong siding course markers / blocking and pushing each other into the freezing cold river....)

They all had a great time, we were high-fived and back slapped nearly to death and the whole event was described as 'Awesome' so overall, yup we reckon it was a success!

Overall winner was Jolene Van Vugt, who destroyed F35 World Champion Jake Cooper in the final race. The show goes out in April, kinda looking forward to seeing it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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