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Information About
hovercraft
In Canada

 

It could be said that Canada has one of the richest hovercraft histories next to Great Britain. Ever since the invention of the hovercraft Canada has played an integral role in the development of this extraordinary mode of transportation. The Canadian Coast Guard is renowned as one of the pioneers of search and rescue hovercraft service and Transport Canada conducted several studies which lead to discovering that hovercraft could be used very effectively for ice breaking duties. 

"The Great White North" has always been viewed as the perfect place to showcase the hovercrafts capabilities and as an area that could benefit greatly from the use of hovercraft. As a result several companies were formed in Canada to develop craft for sale in this country and around the world. Unfortunately most of those companies no longer exist but the legacy of craft they left behind tell a story of the evolution of hovercraft.

Below you will find information regarding many of the companies and craft that came out of Canada. This information has been obtained from sources throughout the world and compiled by HCC member Bob Rennick.

     


amphib2.jpg (121624 bytes)
ACV Sales
Amphibian


ac800.jpg (27069 bytes)
Air Cushion Ind.
AC-800


Airide Technologies
Impulse

jka140.jpg (23279 bytes)
Airtrek
AT-140
act-100a.jpg (50599 bytes)
Arctic Engineers
ACT-100

avrocar2.jpg (87244 bytes)
Avro
Avrocar

voyageur-8.jpg (26442 bytes)
Bell Areospace
Voyager
vikinga.jpg (52647 bytes)
Bell Aerospace
Viking
canair1.jpg (31463 bytes)
Canair Hovercraft
Canair 506, 509 & 512
canair2b.jpg (33400 bytes)
Canadian Cushion Craft
Canair II
hoverbat.jpg (84226 bytes)
Canadian Hover Air
Hover Bat

bv102s.jpg (73290 bytes)
Canive Ind.
BV102S

caspar1.jpg (98881 bytes)
Nat. Research Council
CASPAR
chinook1.jpg (59214 bytes)
Chinook
cl212.jpg (69702 bytes)
Canadair
CL212
columbia13.jpg (115902 bytes)
Columbia Hovercraft
Columbia 13
columbia18.jpg (85069 bytes)
Columbia Hovercraft
Columbia 18

d106a.jpg (74094 bytes)
Couture Hovercraft
D-106
d118b.jpg (56584 bytes)
Couture Hovercraft
D-118
d122a.jpg (54232 bytes)
Couture Hovercaft
D-122
flylo240b.jpg (151986 bytes)
Flylo Corp.
240
caliban2.jpg (143757 bytes)
Flylo Corp.
Calliban
ap188a.jpg (36093 bytes)
Hike Metal Products
AP.1-88
hornbonny1c.jpg (84298 bytes)
F.W. Horn
Hornbonny 1
hoverair1.jpg (45542 bytes)
Hover Air Canada
3+1
transporter.jpg (42844 bytes)
Hover Air Canada
Transporter
hj-15.jpg (39616 bytes)
Hoverjak Ltd.
HJ-15
hj-105.jpg (45796 bytes)
Hoverjak Ltd.
HJ-105
hj100c.jpg (40723 bytes)
Hoverjet Inc.
HJ-100
hj400.jpg (125774 bytes)
Hoverjet Inc.
HJ-400
hj1000a.jpg (81817 bytes)
Hoverjet Inc.
HJ-1000
hl101.jpg (24454 bytes)
Hoverlift Systems
HL-101 Rubber Duck
hoverover2.jpg (34727 bytes)
Canahover
Hover Rover
hs2a.jpg (22651 bytes)
Hoverspray
HS-2
hoverstar2.jpg (14977 bytes)
Hoverstar Ltd.
Prototype
hoverstar.jpg (121088 bytes)
Hoverstar Development
Hoverstar
hovertrek2.jpg (46240 bytes)
H.I.L. Industries
Hovertrek
jka187a.jpg (37915 bytes)
Jones, Kirwin & Assoc.
JKA-187

aquaterra3.jpg (129972 bytes)
Komar Engineering
Aquaterra
spectra1e.jpg (15869 bytes)
MHV Ltd.
Spectra I

MHV Ltd.
Spectra II


cobra2.jpg (21562 bytes)
Mirage Hovercraft
Cobra
odyseya.jpg (14440 bytes)
Odyssey
rapier1.jpg (67677 bytes)
Rapier


sandpiper3.jpg (31287 bytes)
Hovermarine Canada
Sandpiper
saucer1.jpg (6558 bytes)
Flying Saucer
starship1.jpg (63520 bytes)
Space Boats Inc.
Starship
triton5.jpg (39806 bytes)
Triton
mistral.jpg (119686 bytes)
TSL Areospace
Mistral
ulh1.jpg (68345 bytes)
Ultralight Hovercraft
Canair 340, 440, 500
v18-port-ext-2.jpg (33960 bytes)
Vanair Hovercraft Ltd.
Vanguard 18
voyagera.jpg (22958 bytes)
A.H.T.I. Inc.
Voyager
whirlwindb.jpg (47451 bytes)
Specialite Areo Lalonde
Whirlwind
hovercyclea.jpg (27009 bytes)
Wind Riders Inc.
Hovercycle

 

 

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