Take to the controls of a race-bred Formula 25 hovercraft at one of two purpose-built courses. Your instructor will show you the skills that you need to operate the vehicle. Once you have mastered the basics you will move on to the Hover Track – featuring both land and water sections. You will be able to put your skills to the test in a series of relay and pursuit races against other participants. Take the Flying Fish Challenge and see how quickly you can complete a full lap of the track – the fastest participant of the year will win a free day at the course.
Upon arrival you will be given a safety briefing. Your instructor will show you the basic skills that you will need to fly the hovercraft. Once you are ready you will move on to the Hover Track. The itinerary varies with location. At the Kent location you will participate in a series of races against other participants; and after a break for refreshments, each participant will be timed as they go around the track, with the final lap being recorded. At the end of the year, the winner will be contacted to claim their prize of a free day at the hover course. At the Leicestershire location you will tackle a series of obstacle courses, as well as being split into 2 teams and then racing against the clock one at a time, the fastest participant will win a prize at the end of the day. At the Shropshire location you will receive tuition from an experienced instructor before flying solo for a number of laps around the challenging 1km track. Expect to spend 3-4 hours at either venue for this experience.
Your voucher is valid for 10 months. This experience is for two people. This experience is available Monday-Friday at the Kent location and on selected dates at the Leicestershire and Shropshire locations, all year round. Participants must be over 12 years at the Kent location and 14 at the Shropshire and Leicestershire location (please be advised that the craft reach speeds of up to 40mph at Leicestershire). Maximum weight 20 st. You will share the course with between 10 and 14 people. No previous experience is required. Races are relay-based only at the Leicestershire location.