At the end of the day, and when all said and done, there are as many reasons to use a personal hovercraft for fun and luxury as there are different kinds of people - you can explore all kinds of terrain and countryside with them, race with them against your friends or other enthusiasts, or become familiar with their inner workings by taking them apart and putting them back together, getting right into the technical aspects of this fast rising sport. Many hobbyists just love dismantling and 'improving' their vehicles and so air cushioned vehicles present a unique opportunity.
Hobbyists, explorers and racers often get together and form themselves into leagues and clubs, which organize and host activities for their members, including races. Racing in particular is experiencing huge growth and the prices are coming down all the time. In other words, while the idea of riding (and tinkering with) such craft might seem like a fringe activity, it has vital community members who ensure that its fans have fun with their ACVs the whole year round. Clubs make sure that people can bounce around ideas and share their enthusiasm with like-minded people. It really is a social activity, just like boat or bike racing and hovercraft safety is always top priority.
You've got to admire that kind of spirit! Then again, seeing as they're fans of an eco-friendly vehicle which hovers over different natural environments and which has been made popular because of its use in search-and-rescue operations - perhaps that's not so surprising. Eco-friendliness is often over-looked, but it is an interesting aspect of these vehicles. There are no wheels, so don't churn up the ground into mud or destroy vegetation. They hover over water, so there is no propeller to churn it up and harm the life underwater. The only thing is that they are noisy. It may be that in the future electric hovercraft would be more common.
More search and rescue teams are employing air cushioned craft to reach accident and disaster survivors, whatever the surrounding terrain. This one vehicle can travel over ice, snow, mud, marsh, land and water, so it's a pretty spectacular mode of transport. You can use personal hovercrafts to help you in your fishing exploits. With these devices, you can get to new, hard-to-access areas. For example, ice fishing will be easier - you can get to and from the site with ease.
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