Hovercraft Training Centers

Select Your Interest: Recreational | Rescue | Military | Commercial


Bridge out? No problem.
Unstoppable tactical transport
for any operation.

Let nothing stand between you and your mission. Hover nine inches above swamp, sand, ice, and snow with ease. With so much on the line, no mission should ever fail due to inadequate transportation. Thanks to hovercraft, this problem is a thing of the past. For hard-to-reach locations that are inaccessible by boat and helicopter, hovercraft allow you to safely transport your personnel and freely engage your target, every time.

Reduce training costs. Increase efficiency.

With large hovercraft becoming more prevalent in national defense, a growing number of military personnel are being trained to pilot them. Due to the high cost of operation associated with LCACs and Ship to Shore Connectors, pilot training has proven to be complex and expensive.

Training on light hovercraft offers a superior cost/benefit ratio than the current training program, reducing costs for both training vehicles and program staffing. Pilots are currently trained in simulators, followed by training in the actual heavy hovercraft. In contrast, military aircraft pilots receive initial training in light aircraft. This method can be readily applied to LCAC / Ship to Shore Connector training. The operational principles of light hovercraft and heavy hovercraft are identical, as are the operational principles of light aircraft and jets.

Maximize efficiency. Reduce training expenses. Increase effectiveness. Hovercraft Training Centers offer specialized advanced flight training to military personnel. Keep pace with progress – from military/defense personnel and first responders, to commercial users and recreationalists, light hovercraft are the wave of the future.

Contact HTC today to discuss your training options, or register for a Test Flight.

We use hovercraft on and off our
base. Without the level of training
sophistication that HTC provides, we would never be able to perform our missions the way we do

Cpt. Cory Lingelbach
USAF UTTR, Hill Air Force Base, Utah

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United States Border Patrol
U.S. Border Patrol personnel complete the HTC standard hovercraft pilot training course.
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United States Air Force
Personnel from the Utah Test and Training Range at Hill Air Force Base complete a week of specialized military pilot training at Hovercraft Training Centers headquarters in Terre Haute, Indiana USA.
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Meet our Graduates

A select group of military hovercraft pilots graduates from 2000 to the present day …

Train with the Best

HTC training pilots have instructed light hovercraft flight and maintenance since 1976 …

Where it all Began

Since 1960, a team of Australian engineers have devoted their lives to hovercraft development and flight training …

HOVERCRAFT TRAINING CENTERS Make no mistake: A hovercraft is a flying machine. Floating nine inches above the surface, it requires a skilled pilot at the controls. And for those who are trained by HTC pilots, the most experienced in the industry, the result is a pilot capable of capitalizing on the hovercraft's true potential, yielding an array of advantages for recreational, rescue, military and commercial applications.
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