First-day certificates and trials of the VA-3 hovercraft

First-day certificates and trials of the VA-3 hovercraft

First-day certificates and trials of the VA-3 hovercraft - A group of officials including Mr. Harry Parry (in white) greet the crew of VA3-001 upon its arrival at Rhyl in 1962 (Nick Gurney).

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A group of officials including Mr. Harry Parry (in white) greet the crew of VA3-001 upon its arrival at Rhyl in 1962 (Nick Gurney).

  • First-day certificates and trials of the VA-3 hovercraft - Certificate of travel on the world's first hovercraft passenger service (Nick Gurney).
  • First-day certificates and trials of the VA-3 hovercraft - Stop press! Note about the VA3 to editors and journalists (Nick Gurney).
  • First-day certificates and trials of the VA-3 hovercraft - Stop press! Note about the VA3's closed-circuit television cameras to provide rear-view capability to the pilot (Nick Gurney).
  • First-day certificates and trials of the VA-3 hovercraft - A group of officials including Mr. Harry Parry (in white) greet the crew of VA3-001 upon its arrival at Rhyl in 1962 (Nick Gurney).
  • First-day certificates and trials of the VA-3 hovercraft - A group of officials including Mr. Harry Parry (in white) greet the crew of VA3-001 upon its arrival at Rhyl in 1962 (Nick Gurney).
  • First-day certificates and trials of the VA-3 hovercraft - Prepared for trial at Itchen, one of the bases of Vickers-Armstrong Ltd (Nick Gurney).
  • First-day certificates and trials of the VA-3 hovercraft - High-speed trials on the Solent (Nick Gurney).
  • First-day certificates and trials of the VA-3 hovercraft - The VA.3 on choppy seas undergoing cross-tide trials (Nick Gurney).
  • First-day certificates and trials of the VA-3 hovercraft - Cruising off Netley Beach (Nick Gurney).
  • First-day certificates and trials of the VA-3 hovercraft - The VA-3 proves its true amphibian nature using its two turbo-props to get it onto land (Nick Gurney).