It is with enormous pleasure that I can announce that the Hovercraft Manufacturers Association was formed on Friday March 8th 2013.
The aims of the Association are to develop and mature the hovercraft industry, promoting their use in recreational and commercial roles, represent the industry to the media and legislative authourities and work together to ensure that our members produce safe hovercraft.
It is open to all full-time, professional hovercraft manufacturers all around the world and expressions of interest are encouraged from companies who could not make the inaugural meeting. An associate membership is available to manufacturers of craft exclusively for racing. The initial fee for each company is £200.00 (£100 Associate) to cover the initial set up costs (website/design/PO box etc) but it is anticipated that subsequent years shall be considerably less.
The contents of a draft constitution were discussed and will be made available in revised form in due course, as will full meeting notes.
The officers elected were as follows.
Chairman : John Gifford
Secretary / Treasurer : Russ Pullen
K&M Products (Eagle Hovercraft)
Flying Fish Hovercraft
Work will now commence on website, logo, organisation and administrative work.
The HMA would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the President of the ‘World Hovercraft Organisation,’ Tony Drake, for his kind offer to chair the meeting. The meeting ran efficiently and was kept firmly to the Agenda for which we were all grateful. The HMA hopes to strengthen and develop its ties with the WHF, EHF and HCGB Organisations as well as and enthusiasts, distributors and other operators.
For more information, contact the HMA via secretary, Russ Pullen on (01304) 619820 or firstname.lastname@example.org