History of hovercraft Part 3 | Industry study | Business History

In Part 1 of the hovercraft story, I spoke about the early attempts to make vehicles that could move on a cushion of air. Over water bodies and over land. I also talked about how Christopher Cockerell invented the hovercraft but could not initially get the funding he needed to launch these craft in the market. And then how he got some funding from Britain’s National Research Development Corporation, to enable him to collaborate with aerospace company Saunders-Roe to build the first hovercraft, the SR.N1.