Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Published: August 23, 2006
Video of first training session for Burnham's new second hovercraft

Burnham-On-Sea's new £15,000 second rescue hovercraft was in action for the first time on Wednesday (August 23rd) during its first training session.

Two pilots - David Bailey and Clive Weal - from BARB, the charity that runs Burnham's rescue hovercraft service, took the 'Light Of Elizabeth' on its first training flight along the town's beach and into Bridgwater Bay.

The three-seater machine has been custom-made for BARB by BBV, the same manufacturer as the town's existing flagship Spirit Of Lelaina hovercraft.

The Light Of Elizabeth is to be used as a training hovercraft, but will also enable BARB to perform inland rescues along muddy river banks and lakes where space is restricted.

Wednesday's training session went to fully to plan and the new craft is now on active service.


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