Christopher Cockerell and the Hovercraft - Stuff of Genius
Christopher Cockerell | The Inventor Of The Hovercraft | Big Ideas | Episode 14
Hovercraft - Ultimate Amphibious Machine
The History of the Hovercraft
Great British Inventions - The Hovercraft
He is known as the inventor of the hovercraft. Cockerell wanted to design a boat which is not slowed by the water drag. In 1954, he performed an experiment using kitchen scales, tin cans, and a vacuum cleaner to show that a stream of air could solve the problem. The next year he built first working balsa wood model of hovercraft.